Apple Confirms Critical New Issues For iPhone 14 Patrons

09/20 Replace under. This submit used to be at the start revealed on September 17

It’s been a bumpy get started for iPhone 14 house owners. The day gone by, Apple launched iOS 16.0.1 particularly to deal with knowledge migration, authorization and photograph problems with the variability. Lately, the corporate has showed further issues of iMessage and FaceTime.

In a brand new give a boost to record, Apple has additionally admitted that “iMessage and FaceTime may now not entire activation on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional” and recognizes that problems might nonetheless happen, even after updating to iOS 16.0.1.

Breaking down the issues, Apple states that “After putting in your iPhone, it’s possible you’ll revel in a number of of the next problems”:

  • You’ll be able to’t obtain iMessages or FaceTime calls.
  • You notice a inexperienced message bubble as a substitute of a blue one while you ship a message to every other Apple software.
  • Conversations in Messages display up as two separate threads, as a substitute of 1.
  • Recipients see your messages coming from the incorrect account, as an example out of your e-mail deal with for those who had decided on your telephone quantity.

Whilst the problems are transparent, the repair isn’t. In its give a boost to record, Apple recommends that customers replace to iOS 16.0.1 “to get to the bottom of this”, however a) those insects aren’t indexed within the iOS 16.0.1 free up notes, and b) Apple suggests backup steps for those who’re “nonetheless having problems” after updating. Those are:

  1. Within the Settings app, faucet ‘Cell’. Ensure that your telephone line is grew to become on. If you happen to use a couple of SIMs, ensure that the telephone quantity you need to make use of is chosen and grew to become on.
  2. Within the Settings app, faucet ‘Messages’. Then faucet ‘Ship & Obtain’.
  3. Faucet the telephone quantity that you need to make use of with Messages.
  4. Return within the Settings app, and faucet ‘FaceTime’.
  5. Faucet the telephone quantity that you need to make use of with FaceTime.

The tip? No longer somewhat.

In an inner Apple memo observed through MacRumors, Apple recognizes the activation problems and states “there are not any present legitimate fixes and that give a boost to personnel must ‘now not create a restore [case] for the problem’.” The really useful plan of action interally may be other:

“‘Hook up with Mac or to a PC with iTunes’ within the preliminary iOS onboarding procedure when caused to connect with a Wi-Fi community after which go back to the former display screen and check out once more on Wi-Fi till the activation is going via effectively,” MacRumors quotes the file as pronouncing.

I’ve reached out to Apple for explanation of what iOS 16.0.1 comprises and the contradictory data within the leaked memo. I can replace this submit when/if I obtain a answer. Within the interim, I might strongly advise house owners of older iPhones to go for iOS 15.7 somewhat than iOS 16, which is recently a dumpster hearth for iPhones of every age.

09/19 Replace: Extra issues are being reported for iPhone 14 Professional fashions. Picked up through 9to5Mac, studies are flooding in from house owners that the fashion’s new 48-megapixel number one digicam can not shoot footage and movies in third-party apps like Instagram, SnapChat and TikTok. Additionally, the fault seems to be inflicting bodily harm to the lens.

YouTuber Luke Miani (under) has demonstrated the fault, which happens when the use of the main digicam in third-party apps. The optical symbol stabilization malfunctions, inflicting the lens to shake violently — such a lot in order that the noise is audible. Studies of this drawback will also be discovered on Reddit and TikTok, and Miani studies that once posting about this on Twitter, “a shocking quantity of folks mentioned they have got skilled this on their Professionals and Professional Maxes as smartly.”

Additionally, this violent shaking may have an enduring affect. “Worst of all, we began to note harm to the real digicam itself,” explains Miani. “It was very tricky for it to center of attention and in the end simply wouldn’t center of attention on issues which can be shut, even within the inventory digicam app.”

On taking the telephone to an Apple retailer, the software used to be changed. Whether or not or now not Apple can repair this in tool continues to be observed, however for affected customers, it’ll be a race towards time ahead of the shaking bodily breaks the main digicam. Apple has but to remark at the factor, however I’ve reached out for remark.

09/20 Replace: chatting with Bloomberg, Apple has showed it’s operating on a repair for the digicam flaw in iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max fashions, which makes the telephone’s number one digicam lens bodily shake when utilized in third-party apps.

Apple states that the repair — probably within the type of iOS 16.0.2 (after iOS 16.0.1 used to be launched solely for iPhone 14 fashions) — will arrive subsequent week.

This can be a rapid reaction from Apple, however timeliness additionally seems the most important after YouTuber Luke Miani printed that the digicam shake in his affected iPhone 16 Professional in the end led to the digicam to wreck, and it used to be changed beneath guaranty at an Apple retailer. So the longer the repair takes, the extra iPhones are more likely to require repairing or changing on Apple’s tab.

Snap, the maker of Snapchat, additionally showed on Monday that it’s been “operating without delay with Apple” on a repair after its app, along side Instagram, TikTok and others had been discovered to be impacted through the problem.

The issue marks the most recent in quite a lot of iPhone 14/iOS 16 release problems, together with activation issues on new telephones and a litany of insects in iOS 16 itself. Insects are not unusual with each and every new technology of iOS, however iOS 16 seems to have led to greater than standard.

And don’t be expecting iOS 16.0.2 to be the tip. The quick turnaround time approach it’s not going the discharge may have time to include fixes for most of the different insects customers are reporting. Devoted computer virus fixes are usually ‘minor level’ releases, so iOS 16.0.3 and 16.0.4 may smartly arrive ahead of iOS 16.1, which is recently in beta trying out. So heads up iPhone house owners, you’ll be expecting a lot of replace notifications within the coming weeks.


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