It has been a bumpy start for iPhone 14 owners. Yesterday, Apple released iOS 16.0.1 specifically to address data migration, authorization and photo issues with the range. Today, the company has confirmed additional problems with iMessage and FaceTime.
In a new support document, Apple has also admitted that “iMessage and FaceTime might not complete activation on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro” and acknowledges that issues may still occur, even after updating to iOS 16.0.1.
Breaking down the problems, Apple states that “After setting up your iPhone, you might experience one or more of the following issues”:
- You can’t receive iMessages or FaceTime calls.
- You see a green message bubble instead of a blue one when you send a message to another Apple device.
- Conversations in Messages show up as two separate threads, instead of one.
- Recipients see your messages coming from the wrong account, for example from your email address if you had selected your phone number.
While the issues are clear, the fix is not. In its support document, Apple recommends that users update to iOS 16.0.1 “to resolve this”, but a) these bugs are not listed in the iOS 16.0.1 release notes, and b) Apple suggests backup steps if you’re “still having issues” after updating. These are:
- In the Settings app, tap ‘Cellular’. Make sure that your phone line is turned on. If you use multiple SIMs, make sure that the phone number you want to use is selected and turned on.
- In the Settings app, tap ‘Messages’. Then tap ‘Send & Receive’.
- Tap the phone number that you want to use with Messages.
- Go back in the Settings app, and tap ‘FaceTime’.
- Tap the phone number that you want to use with FaceTime.
The end? Not quite.
In an internal Apple memo seen by MacRumors, Apple acknowledges the activation issues and states “there are no current official fixes and that support staff should ‘not create a repair [case] for the issue’.” The recommended course of action interally is also different:
“‘Connect to Mac or to a PC with iTunes’ in the initial iOS onboarding process when prompted to connect to a Wi-Fi network and then return to the previous screen and try again on Wi-Fi until the activation goes through successfully,” MacRumors quotes the report as saying.
I have reached out to Apple for clarification of what iOS 16.0.1 contains and the contradictory information in the leaked memo. I will update this post when/if I receive a reply. In the meantime, I would strongly advise owners of older iPhones to opt for iOS 15.7 rather than iOS 16, which is currently a dumpster fire for iPhones of all ages.
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Apple released its latest iPhone lineup and mobile platforms earlier this month, and a couple of annoying bugs quickly made themselves known to users. The good news is that the tech giant has quickly whipped up patches to fix the issues and has now released them as part of the iOS 16.0.2 update. One of the problems the update solves is the iPhone 14 Pro’s compatibility troubles with third-party apps that use its camera, such as Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.
Users found that when they fire up those apps and use the device’s rear cam, the camera view shakes on screen and the phone emanates grinding and rattling noises. In its patch notes, Apple said the update fixes an issue wherein the “[c]amera may vibrate and cause blurry photos when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.” The company didn’t elaborate on the cause behind it, but it’s possible that the apps weren’t meshing well with the device’s optical image stabilization system, causing the rattling noises.
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AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro 2 Buyer's Guide – MacRumors
Almost three years after the launch of the first-generation AirPods Pro, Apple unveiled the second-generation model alongside the iPhone 14 lineup and several new Apple Watches. Although the second-generation AirPods Pro feature the same design as their predecessor, they improve on features like Active Noise Cancellation, in-ear detection, and battery life, while introducing new functionality like Adaptive Transparency, volume adjustment touch controls, and precision finding.
In late 2021, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring Spatial Audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensor controls, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more.
Should you consider purchasing the $179 third-generation AirPods, or do you need the higher-end AirPods Pro, which sell for $249? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these sets of AirPods is best for you.
Comparing the AirPods and AirPods Pro
The AirPods and AirPods Pro share a large number of important features such as Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking, sweat and water resistance, and skin-detect sensors. Even so, there are some meaningful differences between them that are worth highlighting, including design and Active Noise Cancellation.
- Semi in-ear design
- Force sensor controls
- H1 chip
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Up to 5 hours listening time with Spatial Audio enabled
- Up to 4 hours of talk time with a single charge
- Up to 20 hours of talk time using MagSafe Charging Case
- MagSafe Charging Case with Find My
- MagSafe Charging Case compatible with MagSafe charger, Qi wireless charging mats, and Lightning
Second-Generation AirPods Pro
- In-ear design with silicone ear tips (four sizes)
- Vent system for pressure equalization
- Force sensors and touch controls for volume adjustment
- H2 chip
- Bluetooth 5.3
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Transparency and Adaptive Transparency
- Conversation Boost
- Up to 5.5 hours listening time with with Spatial Audio enabled
- Up to 4.5 hours of talk time with a single charge
- Up to 24 hours of talk time using MagSafe Charging Case
- MagSafe Charging Case with built-in speaker for Find My, U1 chip for Precision Tracking, and lanyard loop
- MagSafe Charging Case compatible with Apple Watch charger, MagSafe charger, Qi wireless charging mats, and Lightning
The standard AirPods are now very similar to the AirPods Pro, offering almost all of the same features at a lower price point. As a result, the third-generation AirPods should be the default choice for most prospective buyers. If you also have AirPods Max, which already offer ANC, and are looking for an additional pair of headphones to use while working out or on the go, the third-generation AirPods are also a good choice.
You should only buy the AirPods Pro if you specifically prefer the fit and improved sound that in-ear silicone tips can provide, or need Active Noise Cancellation. It is also worth buying AirPods Pro if you could make good use of Apple’s Conversation Boost accessibility feature. Otherwise, the advancements of the H2 chip, minor battery life improvements, and Adaptive Transparency may not be a worthwhile set of improvements over the standard AirPods.
AirPods Pro frequently see hefty discounts on Amazon and other third-party retailers, so stepping up to the Pro version may be more worth it if you can take advantage of one of those deals. The standard AirPods also often see solid discounts, so it is always worth seeking the best price using our Deals roundup.
Apple Watch Ultra, AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) go on sale in India – Deccan Herald
Last week, Apple released the iPhone 14, 14 Pro along with the Watch Series 8 and Watch SE (2nd Gen) in India. Now, Apple fans can buy the top-end Watch Ultra and the new AirPods Pro (2nd Gen).
The new Watch Ultra is the most advanced and toughest Watch from Apple to date. It is an all-weather smartwatch with military-grade MIL-STD 810H tested to work in extreme weather conditions and also sustain water pressure up to 100 metres, and even comes with EN13319 certification, a depth gauge with a water temperature sensor. It can work in extreme environmental conditions from -20-degree Celsius to 55-degree Celsius.
It has a massive Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display with 2,000 nits brightness and comes in a 49mm case made of titanium. On the front, it has a flat sapphire crystal display with edge protection. It also features IP6X dust-resistant certifications and users can customise the action button, which is found beside the Digital Crown.
It is powered by 64-bit Apple S8 dual-core processor, W3 wireless chipset, and U1 ultra wideband. Apple Watch Ultra makes use of two new motion sensors and an advanced sensor-fusion algorithm, to detect severe car crashes.
Also, with a single charge, Apple Watch Ultra can easily last 36 hours and if you turn on the Low Power Mode and other low-power settings, it can go for sixty hours. This is unprecedented in the whole of the Watch Series line-up since the first model (2015). It costs Rs 89,900.
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On the other hand, the new AirPods Pro sports a refreshed charging case design and includes a lanyard loop.
The AirPods Pro features a new-generation H2 processor, which promises to deliver an exceptional acoustic experience and cancels up to twice as much noise as the previous generation AirPods Pro. With a new low-distortion audio driver and custom amplifier, AirPods Pro can ensure to offer richer bass and crystal-clear sound across a wider range of frequencies. For the first time, Apple will also offer a new extra small ear tip is included so even more people can have a better user experience on AirPods Pro.
With Transparency mode, user can listen to the outside world and also music or answer a call. This comes in handy will crossing a road or traveling a mass transport vehicle such bus or metro/subway overseas and being able to listen to the next destination announcements.
It also supports Spatial Audio to deliver an immersive listening experience. With this feature, users can perceive sound individually, based on the size and shape of his/her head and ears.
The new AirPods Pro promises to deliver close to six hours of listening time with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) on, that’s one and half hours of additional listening time compared to the first iteration. And, the charging case can recharge the AirPods Pro four more times, which means, the latter can last for 30 hours.
The earbuds, the case, and the retail box are produced with an eco-friendly manufacturing process and even the materials are responsibly sourced. Inside, some of the components such as magnets are made 100 percent recycled rare earth elements, for the first time — 100 per cent recycled gold in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards.
The case also uses 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board, and 100 per cent recycled aluminium in the hinge. AirPods Pro is free of potentially harmful substances such as mercury, BFRs, PVC, and beryllium.
And, the redesigned packaging has ensured there is no need for the outer plastic wrap at all, and 90 per cent or more of the packaging is made using fiber-based materials. It costs Rs 26,900.
On Apple India online store, prospective buyers get the engraving such as emojis, numbers, special characters, names, and words in English and seven regional languages– Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, and Telugu. Apple offers engraving service free in India.
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