Apple update fail: New iPads bricked by iOS 9.3.2

Apple’s latest iOS update has turned out to be a giant headache for iPad Pro owners.

Twitter has been flooded with complaints about the new iOS 9.3.2 update causing errors on this year’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro. According to reports, affected users are seeing an ‘Error 56’ pop-up shortly after installing the latest update.  The ‘bricked’ machines then demand that users plug into them iTunes – which doesn’t fix the problem.

The reports on Twitter appear to only relate to the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, rather than last year’s larger 12.9-inch variant. The latest update – iOS 9.3.2 – contained a number of bug fixes and security updates, as well as allowing users to activate Apple’s battery saving mode and night shift settings at the same time.

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The update was pushed to devices last night, causing the Apple Support Twitter page to be bombarded by owners of unusable iPads:

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Apple hasn’t released an official statement acknowledging the issue, although the Apple Support Twitter account has responded to some affected users, advising that they restore their iPad Pro devices via iTunes.

If you own an iPad Pro, we’d recommend holding off on installing the new update until Apple can fix whatever is going wrong.

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