Apple yanks iOS 9.3.2 update for iPad Pro due to bricking issue

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Your 9.7-inch iPad Pro is safe for now, but stuck on iOS 9.3.1.
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Apple has pulled its latest iOS 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro due to a mysterious bug that has bricked some devices. “Error 56” asked users to plug their tablets into iTunes, but many found that this didn’t resolve the issue.

The problem occurred immediately after installing the iOS 9.3.2 update, which Apple rolled out last week. Some users were greeted with “Connect to iTunes” prompts when their devices restarted, and plugging their device into their computer allowed it to boot.

However, this didn’t work for a small percentage of 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners. The prompt won’t disappear, and not even attempting a restore in DFU mode is successful. As a result, they now have pricey tablets that are little more than paperweights.

Now Apple has pulled the update to prevent more iPads from being murdered.

“We’re working on a fix for an issue impacting a small number of iPad units that are receiving an error when trying to update the software,” Apple said in a statement. “We’ll issue an update as quickly as possible.”

This issue is not affecting the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, so the iOS 9.3.2 update is still available for that model and is completely safe to install. As soon as Apple rolls out a new update for its little brother, we’ll update you.

Via: Rene Ritchie

  • token420

    I’m considering the idea that quality control issues at the manufacturing level could lead to problems like this, meaning equivalent iPads may not actually be equal. Pure conjecture.

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  • 29un

    Once upon a time, ios used to be fast and stable…….Now it crash , brick and the animations are in slowmotion……..They add bunch of half baked features like proactive and the back button on the notification bar………….