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Maybe the new titanium iPhone isn’t as strong as it seems.
Apple recently released a critical update for the iPhone 15s – the tech giant’s latest smartphone – following reports of bugs related to virtual payments and car-related uses.
Specifically, several BMW owners said that near-field communication (NFC) features like Apple Pay broke when their iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, or iPhone 15 Pro Max was charged wirelessly in their vehicle, the Verge reported.
Virtual keys for the German automobile brand — which recognized the problem last month – also failed. Other reports indicate that Toyota Supra owners were also affected.
Apple’s solution is update 17.1.1, which “provides bug fixes” to wireless charging issues in some cars and a weather icon lock screen issue.
Installing the patch is quite simple: users can simply go to their Settings and find the “Software Update” tab while their phone is connected to a power source and WiFi.
Automatic updates can also be enabled.
Bug fixes for Apple products have become so crucial that the company is reluctant to develop new software updates for next year to fix code issues on current devices, according to Bloomberg.
The Post has contacted Apple for comment.
The titanium iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have also been criticized for uncomfortably overheating during use. On an Apple forum, a customer said their device was “too hot to hold.”
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo warned that this phenomenon is likely linked to design “compromises” aimed at reducing the weight of the phone.
“The main cause is more likely the compromises made in the design of the thermal system to achieve lighter weight, such as the reduced heat dissipation area and the use of a titanium frame, which have a negative impact on the thermal efficiency,” Kuo wrote in September on Medium.
“If Apple does not properly address this issue, it could negatively impact shipments throughout the lifecycle of the iPhone 15 Pro series products. »
Apple blamed the problem on software and app bugs, not the titanium frame.