NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As the company tries to make amends for recent snafus, Apple (AAPL) released iOS 8.0.2 - a second firmware update for its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, which is designed to fix the reported cellular phone and Touch ID fingerprint identification system problems caused by the company's earlier attempt at a software fix.

Apple shares were gaining to $98.75 in early trading in New York.



Earlier in the day, Apple issued an apology for the faulty 8.0.1 software which had been released the day before and then quickly removed once owners of new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units began complaining of major phone problems. The first update attempt had been designed to fix a number of other small problems that had been uncovered in the original iOS 8 release.

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Despite a few complaints from users based in Australia that the latest fix didn't solve all of their problems, the new software has generally received high marks from other users around the world on Reddit's "iOS 8.0.2 Released!" forum.

The iOS 8.0.2 over-the-air update is available for iPhone 4s and newer models, for tablets going back to the iPad 2 and for fifth-generation iPod touch devices.

-- Written by Gary Krakow in New York.

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Gary Krakow is TheStreet's Senior Technology Correspondent.

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