Apple has recently released its iOS 9.3.2 update, however, a few owners of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet who installed the most recent OS were in an unpleasant surprise.
In spite of experiencing the typical beta testing and releases, the most recent iOS transformed a number of slates into bricks. After upgrading, users who experienced the bug saw a “Connect to iTunes” message. Unfortunately for them, the restoration procedure (via iTunes or DFU) failed to fix the “Error 56” as the bug is named.
9to5Mac reports that Apple is thinking about replacing the bricked iPad Pros at the Genius Bar, should the gadgets become a victim of Error 56. Apple notes:
We’re investigating a little number of reports that some iPad units are receiving an error when upgrading the product.
It took a while before the assembling organization observed the issue and directed those influenced toward reaching Apple support. The matter stayed pending until the OEM decided to control the number of losses among 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablets. To do so, Apple has stopped distributing the iOS 9.3.2 to 9.7-inch iPad Pro slates. It should be noted that the bigger 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets confront no issues amid the update.
This is not the first time that iOS updates have rendered Apple gadgets useless. A couple of months back, the organization launched iOS 9.3, which caused a number of older iOS gadgets to crash. Users who owned an iPhone 5s and prior or an iPad Air and prior complained of activation issues while attempting to update to iOS 9.3.
After the incident, the iPhone maker paused the update until a fixed version went live. As an update, the iOS 9.3 fix came rather rapidly after the reports began to pile up, which allowed the update process to continue at its normal pace.
There is no official explanation from the organization around a temporary fix for those influenced, there is a high risk that Apple will issue another release for the tablets who endured after the iOS 9.3.2 bug.