By Jonathan Davies

Apple share prices fell by 3.5% today (Thursday) after issues from a software update for its iOS 8 operating system.

Apple was forced to apologise to customers when an iOS 8 update caused more problems that it intended to fix. Some users were left unable to make or receive calls.

The technology giant has also come in for criticism over its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Some customers reported that their iPhone 6 Plus devices had bent in their pockets.

The fall in share prices caused the entire Dow Jones stock market to fall by 250 points, or 1.4%. Other technology firms, like Intel and Microsoft also saw their shares fall by 1.6%.

But Chris Beauchamp, market analyst at IG, believes the shares will soon return to normal.

He said: "Apple's decline is due to a confluence of unforced errors such as the botched iOS 8 update but, with the stock holding up well following the recent product announcements, today's declines could be more of a dip that offers a buying opportunity rather than the start of a bigger slump."

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