We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.
Counterpoint: There isn't really one this time. The mea culpa over iOS 8.0.1 is understood to be the first time Apple has withdrawn a software upgrade.
The problems come after Apple and U2 were humiliated by the response to the band's latest album, Songs of Innocence, being automatically added to iTunes libraries as a free download. Far from appreciating the gesture, U2 fans and non-fans alike were angered at having the music forced upon them, leading Apple to issue a guide on how people could remove the album.
With all that said, Apple still has reason to celebrate. The launch of its latest generation of smartphones has been beset with problems, but it still enjoyed its best-ever opening weekend for sales.