Apple acknowledges iOS 9.3.2 issue that's bricked some iPads, says it's 'looking into it'

On Monday, Apple released iOS 9.3.2, the latest update to its mobile operating system - but within 24 hours, numerous reports had emerged from owners of its newest tablet, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, complaining that their devices had been bricked.

The issue presented owners with 'Error 56' which, according to Apple's support documentation, is a 'hardware issue'. Attempting to restore the device by connecting to iTunes on a computer proved fruitless for many of those affected.

However, Apple has now acknowledged the issue, raising hopes that it will soon provide a fix for the problem. In a statement to iMore, it said:

We're looking into a small number of reports that some iPad units are receiving an error when updating the software. Those unable to restore their device through iTunes should contact Apple support.

As Apple's statement indicates, it has no immediate fixes or workarounds to quickly resolve the issue for users whose devices have been rendered unusable - so if your iPad has been affected, contacting Apple support is the only option available for now.

Source: iMore

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