Highlights iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Fix, Apple Watch Double Tap, and More

Highlights iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Fix, Apple Watch Double Tap, and More

Apple Addresses iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Issue with Software Update

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In recent weeks, there has been some controversy surrounding the potential overheating of the new iPhone 15 Pro models. However, Apple has now released a software update to help address this issue. The company has made it clear that the overheating is not related to the new titanium casing or any other thermal design problems.

While the overheating issue has caused some concern among users, it’s important to note that Apple is actively working on more significant software updates, namely the upcoming iOS 17.1. This update is expected to bring many new features and improvements.

One noteworthy addition is the Double Tap feature, which was heavily promoted with the latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models. The latest watchOS 10.1 beta now enables this feature, allowing users to perform various actions on the Apple Watch by simply tapping their index finger and thumb together. This convenient gesture eliminates the need to touch the watch screen for tasks such as pausing music, answering phone calls, and more.

With the iOS 17.0.3 update, Apple has addressed the overheating issue in the iPhone 15 Pro models. The update also includes bug fixes and important security updates. Importantly, Apple has clarified that the titanium frame of the iPhone 15 Pro is not a contributing factor to the overheating, and the software update does not compromise the performance of the A17 Pro chip.

iOS 17.0.3 Feature

Looking ahead, the iOS 17.1 beta has already introduced several new features and changes. Apple has made the second beta of iOS 17.1 available to developers and public beta testers. This update is scheduled to be released later this month for the iPhone XS and newer models, indicating that there may still be more beta versions to come.

iOS 17.1 on iPhone 15

In addition to the overheating issue, another potential problem has emerged for iPhone 15 users who own BMW vehicles. Some BMW owners have reported that their iPhone 15’s NFC chip stops working after charging the device with the vehicle’s wireless charging pad. It remains unclear whether the iOS 17.0.3 update or the iOS 17.1 beta has resolved this issue. For now, it may be wise for iPhone 15 users to avoid charging their devices with BMW’s wireless charging pad.

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In a surprising development, Apple has declared all first-generation Apple Watch models, including the rare 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, as obsolete. This means that these models are no longer eligible for repairs or other services at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Provider locations. The discontinuation of the solid-gold option in 2016 was followed by the introduction of more reasonably priced ceramic and titanium Apple Watch Edition models in subsequent years.

Apple Watch Edition Gold

Finally, for those who want to maximize their usage of the iPhone 15 Pro’s Action button, we recently shared a video on our YouTube channel highlighting some useful ways to take advantage of this customizable button. One notable solution is the “MultiButton” concept created by Federico Viticci of MacStories, which allows for two separate shortcuts to be assigned to the Action button. This enhances the versatility and functionality of the button, providing users with even more convenience.

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Remember, Apple is actively working to address any issues that may arise and is committed to delivering the best possible user experience. So, keep an eye out for future software updates and enjoy all the exciting features and functionalities that Apple devices have to offer!