Apple halts distribution of iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Something rotten is going on with Apple's latest iOS 9.3.2 update and the company's new 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet. Just one day after the update initially made its public debut, following weeks and weeks of the typical beta releases, reports were already pouring in of users who found their tablets rendered inoperative following attempts to install the update. On-screen messages told owners to plug their iPads into iTunes to continue, but that didn't seem to fix anything. And while Apple eventually acknowledged the problem, telling affected users to contact Apple support for additional help, it wasn't clear just what was going to happen next. We're still waiting for a proper resolution, but Apple's finally taken action to prevent more iPad Pro owners from bricking their tablets, as it suspends distribution of iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

This is far from the first time a problem with an iOS update has forced Apple to take steps to limit damage, and just a couple months back, when iOS 9.3 was first landing, the company found itself pressing pause on the update for a number of older iOS devices, following reports of activation issues.

That time, Apple was quick to follow up with a tweaked version of iOS 9.3 that managed to side-step the issue and allow updates to continue.

So far, we've yet to see any sign of a similar fix for iOS 9.3.2, but witnessing the company slam the breaks on distribution like this sure suggests that it's serious about making things right – even if, for the moment, that just means avoiding further damage.

Hopefully we'll see a resolution arrive within just a few more days, but for the moment there's no official ETA.

source: 9to5 Mac



1. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Damn, seems like apple's quality control has really taken a turn for the worse over the years.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

To quote a famous saying, sh- happens. But Apple should address these issues and they are at least acknowledging them. They aren't taking forever to fix it and leaving users in the dark.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This article is about Apple, why are you posting links for oher OEM? You're not Steve Jobs. Every time Apple fux up, you wanna try to show other OEM's having issues. They all have issues. But unlike Apple, none of them have ever blamed the customer for them and none have every opening denied there ever was an issue. You look like a total fool linking issues of other OEM trying to protect Apple. To be a hypocrite in your own post is so fanboy. The issue with the G4 is from January and its an older device. The iPad Pro just came out recently in comparison. You're an idiot dude and there is no help for you.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Because he's deflecting. That's what he does.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Couldn't avoid it I see. I figured you'd lure yourself into the mix without me having to do anything.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

I figured you'd deflect from the matter at hand. I just pointed out the obvious.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I figured you'd jump in and join the bandwagon. You're just that predictable.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nothing that you say can change the fact that you were deflecting because you're seething with anger over people commenting about Apples negligence when it comes to software. Stop being so salty and attacking everyone over it.

105. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*Apple's I'm not salty like the one who attacks anyone who says anything about blackberry.

111. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

There should be a period after *Apple's. No, you're the salty one that attacks anyone that says anything negative about Apple. And you're still deflecting. As I said, nothing that you say can change the fact that you were deflecting because of your anger over Apple's ineptitude and negligence when it comes to software, so stop attacking everyone for pointing out the truth.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Same reason you bring up Apple in Android articles especially in Samsung articles. But I like how you like to call me a hypocrite yet you do the same thing with Samsung. I'm not going to bother trying to digest your essay. It's pretty much just you rambling.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but only Apple and their rabid fanbase pretend to be infallible when it comes to stability. None of the other vendors even pretend to be the most stable and secure when they brick devices and get hacked by amateur hackers day and night.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When I talk about Apple, its always a comparison for something very specific. Like I'm comparing specs, or price, or features. Yes I may post about how one OEM handles a problems vs how another does. But not like what you are doing. I never try to ever protect Samsung. Won't benefit me one bit. They don't pay me a dime. When Samsung is being bashed, I don't try to protect them and change the subject. If Samsung is guilty, then they just are. Nothing I can do about it. But I certainly don't act like you, so dont put me in the gave with you and the dying fools that's part of your gang.

95. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Wow. Ironical that this comes from you. The guy who writes books upon books on every Apple article and compares Apple to Android and has to show that Android is superior in every way.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apple really needs to get it together with their software. There's no reason for a company of Apple's stature to be constantly having these software issues. Hire new engineers, do whatever you have to do, but get it together on the software front, Apple. You are severely lacking in quality control when it comes to it.

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Got to agree its not like they have 1000 different model to be compatible with :)

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. How can they be having so many software issues with so few models to push software out to?

75. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

We always hear "optimization" on Apple's hardware and software side and how this is a great thing. Marketing machine and nothing more comparing with other players.

27. AlikMalix unregistered

I agree, I understand once or twice, but this is becoming regular. I can't even think of anymore reasons why Apple is dropping its patches quality. It has never been like this in the past. The only excuse I can think of is Timmie the Cookie. He needs to stop being a nice guy (if that's what it is) and start pressing on the code writers at Apple. Steve did was an "itch" to work for - but quality was superb. These problems don't affect me for example and I haven't met anyone with bricked iDevice since Cookie Timmie took seat, but it is reported A LOT - and that's new for iDevices. Like you guys said - there's no reason for this - Apple doesn't have that many different devices or version of iOS to cover.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Alik, I've always said you are one of the more level-headed iOS fans (as well as darkkjedi), and you have always proved me right on that. I wish more iOS fans/users were like you, instead of being like that idiot that trolls other OEM's/OS's (Android and BlackBerry in particular). and likes to deflect whenever Apple isn't doing something right. +1 to you.

31. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Yeah really. Darkkjeddi. Troll and indenial fanboy. Alixmalix is way better than that hypocrite troll.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't know what your problem is with darkk arte, and I really don't care. Darkk is legit. You are a lying racist, and I do not wish to converse or associate with you now, later, or any other time in-between.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank you for letting that lying POS know, he's not fooling anyone.

66. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Anytime, darkk.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

MG, I just can't understand this my dude. Apple has it easier than pretty much any OEM out there. They control the hardware, software, they don't use a skin, and updates go only thru them. I just don't understand why they can't nail it, and move on. The last good solid release was iOS 6/iPhone 5, since then it's been nonstop problematic releases, with both the software and hardware. They have too much control, and inhouse influence to be this bad. I don't care how many of my fellow iOS users get mad at me for saying this, but Apple is full of crap at the moment, and it needs to change. The decline in sales will only continue, as this QC issue gets worse. Give me some thoughts bro.

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly, darkk. Apple needs to fix the software issues asap, and then find a way to stay on top of it. They need to pay more attention and take more time to getting it right, than just rushing something out for the masses so they can say "look, we released another software update!" They wouldn't need so many updates to fix what previous updates have broken if they instituted better quality control.

91. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post! I remember when they'd hold off on something, and release it late to make sure it was done right...the "it just works days". Now it seems they're just getting stuff pumped out, and not testing it enough. Remember Googles early approach to android (get it out, and update along the way)? Apple does that now, but because they have issues, whereas Google updated a working model. I've noticed a sharp decline since iOS 6, in Apples QC area. They're losing me not as a user, but as a new product adopter. I'm too deeply vested, to simply get rid of my Apple products, but they won't get anymore of my money until I see big improvements. Other than a few music or movie downloads to my iPad that is.

40. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Fully agree with you MG, those 2 are good examples of Apple fans, unlike the others who thinks being an Apple fan mandates Android hate.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or vice versa to be fair. Liking Android doesn't mean you have to hate Apple. But liking one more than another, doesn't mean you should feel you are somehow better and that your crap dont stink. Its really funny how the quality of Android has improved and iOS is now as sloppy as Android was years ago.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on bro.

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