Thursday September 15, 2022 7:27 pm PDT by Sami Fathi
Apple has confirmed that customers activating new iPhones may encounter an issue where device activation during initial setup doesn’t go through on Wi-Fi, saying the problem is “under investigation.”
In a memo seen by MacRumors, Apple says that “there is a known issue for iOS 16 that may impact device activations on open Wi-Fi networks.” To resolve the issue, Apple says customers should select “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.
Apple noted in the memo there are no current official fixes and that support staff should “not create a repair [case] for the issue.” Unfortunately, the bug is untimely, as customers worldwide begin receiving their iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max pre-orders.
For new iPhone 14 customers, there is an available iOS 16.0.1 update that fixes an issue with activation and migration during setup. If you’re facing issues activating your iPhone 14 out of the box, you may need to restore with a Mac or PC to iOS 16.0.1 to fix the bug and fully activate your new iPhone.
In a support document, Apple tells new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro customers that “iMessage and FaceTime might not complete activation” until they’ve updated their new iPhones to iOS 16.0.1.
No iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro Model Supports Latest Wi-Fi 6E Standard
Wednesday September 7, 2022 12:09 pm PDT by Sami Fathi
None of the new iPhone 14 models support the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard and instead remain limited to Wi-Fi 6, according to Apple’s tech specs. Rumors previously suggested that the new iPhones would support Wi-Fi 6E, but Apple’s website confirms that the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max are limited to Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO.
Wi-Fi 6E offers the…
Apple Store Experiencing Issues With iPhone 14 Pre-Orders
Friday September 9, 2022 5:30 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Following the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro becoming available for pre-orders, customers are facing a multitude of issues on Apple’s online store and through the Apple Store app, seeing errors, the inability to confirm a purchase, and more.
Customers facing issues on Apple’s online store and within the Apple Store app are advised to try reloading the page and app or trying again later. The…
Intel to Introduce Wi-Fi 7 in 2024 as Apple Plans Imminent Move to Wi-Fi 6E
Intel is planning to install its next-generation Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) technology in devices by 2024, ETNews reports.
Wi-Fi 7 is the successor to Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), bringing two times faster data processing speeds of 5.8 Gbps and more stable 6 GHz bandwidth stability, as well as support for up to 36 Gbps when working with data. Intel plans to expand its Wi-Fi 7 development efforts ahead of…
iPhone 14 Pro Delivery Estimates Begin Slipping Into October
Shortly after Apple started accepting pre-orders for all four iPhone 14 models, delivery estimates are beginning to slip into October on its online store in the U.S. and select other countries. Exact availability varies by configuration ordered.
Many customers who managed to work around issues with Apple’s online store and place an order quickly are set for launch day delivery. iPhone 14,…
Trading in Your iPhone for a New iPhone 14? Here’s How Much It’s Worth
Thursday September 8, 2022 9:43 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Pre-orders for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max open up tomorrow, and if you’re one of the many customers upgrading from an older iPhone, you may be considering your options for trade-in.
Apple has a popular trade-in program that gives customers a certain amount of credit off the purchase of a new iPhone based on which model they hand in and its condition….
First iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand
Because of time zone differences, it’s already September 16 (aka iPhone launch day) in Australia and New Zealand, which means customers in these countries who preordered a new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max are beginning to receive their devices.
Customers receiving new iPhone 14 devices will soon be sharing photos and first impressions on Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, the MacRu…
Getting the iPhone 14 Pro? Five Major Features to Check Out First
Thursday September 15, 2022 8:46 am PDT by Sami Fathi
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max officially begin arriving to customers on Friday. Apple’s latest high-end phones sport major new features, changes, and design updates that make them an attractive choice for customers still using older models.
If you’re getting a new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max tomorrow, you may be slightly overwhelmed or simply interested in what new…
Apple Confirms iOS 16 Battery Percentage Display Not Available on Certain iPhone Models
Tuesday September 13, 2022 1:00 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Following iOS 16’s public release, Apple has confirmed that users of older generation iPhone models will miss out on the ability to show their iPhone’s battery percentage directly in the status bar. In an updated support document, Apple says that the new battery percentage display is not available on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 mini, and the iPhone 13 mini. Apple provides no…
16 Hidden iOS 16 Features You Didn’t Know About
Tuesday September 13, 2022 11:55 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Apple this week released iOS 16, the latest version of iOS with a new customizable Lock Screen, major new additions to Messages, and enhancements to Mail, Maps, and more. Other than the headlining features, there are a number of quality-of-life changes, improvements, and new capabilities baked into iOS 16 that help improve the iPhone experience. We’ve listed 16 hidden features and changes…
iOS 16.1 Adds Battery Percentage to iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 Status Bar
Wednesday September 14, 2022 11:12 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple in iOS 16 updated the battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the specific battery percentage rather than just a visual representation of battery level. At launch, this feature did not include the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone XR, or iPhone 11, but according to multiple reports from the MacRumors forums and Twitter, all of these iPhones now support the feature….
Kuo: iPhone 14 Plus Pre-Orders Worse Than iPhone 13 Mini, Product Strategy ‘Fails’
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have seen “bad” pre-order results, indicating that Apple’s positioning of the two new standard models may have failed, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In his -14-first-weekend-online-pre-order-survey-110411040b5d”>latest post on Medium, Kuo explained that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have seen “neutral” and “good” pre-order results…
iOS 16 Features and Changes Exclusive to Newer iPhones
Tuesday September 13, 2022 6:41 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Apple this week released iOS 16 to the public, the latest version of its iOS operating system with major changes and new features, including a customizable Lock Screen, the ability to edit and unsend messages, and more.
The biggest iOS 16 features, such as the personalized Lock Screen, will be available on all devices supported by the latest version. Other features of iOS 16, however,…
Dynamic Island Games Are Coming to iPhone 14 Pro
The iPhone 14 Pro includes a clever new Dynamic Island that obscures the front-facing TrueDepth camera hardware, and third-party app developers are already experimenting with ways to take advantage of the new iPhone capabilities. Apple is allowing third-party developers to create Dynamic Island experiences, which might end up including games. Kriss Smolka, the developer behind apps like…