Users are complaining about frequently broken calls, network and signal connectivity problems and battery life issue.

Apples iOS 1201 software update causing new issues Report
Atom Tech Shorts Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 18:36

Even though Apple's first update to iOS 12 has cured the iPhone charging problem, iOS version 12.0.1 is causing users to complain about frequently broken calls, network and signal connectivity problems and battery life issues, the media reported.

"Since upgrading, owners of both new and old iPhones are finding their phones either don't make or receive calls. Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and battery-related issues are again surfacing on an iOS generation which Apple has promoted as being all about efficiency, stability and speed," Forbes reported on Friday. 

The iPhone-maker released iOS 12.0.1 as a software update with bug fixes for user complaints regarding their devices not getting charged when connected to a lightning cable, not displaying subtitles in video apps and making Bluetooth unavailable. 

Apple has also reportedly addressed the users regarding their complaints about iMessage delivering personal messages to wrong and multiple people since the roll out of iOS 12.

"Apple has been telling users that iMessage accidentally sending messages to wrong people is actually a feature for iOS 12 and that it is happening because Apple is now organising all contacts by Apple ID, so if family members or friends share an ID now all these messages are shared simultaneously with everyone who has that ID," the report added. 

The iPhone-maker had also recently released a minor update for the WatchOS 5 to fix the charging issue and activity-related problems that some users noted. 

Even in terms of repair, there have been reports that if you have to approach their authorised service centre with some hardware issue, the repair costs could be prohibitive. This would naturally send many customers to some reliable service point who may do the same job at a lower cost. But Apple has now found a way to prevent this from happening by virtually paralysing the device of the replaced parts happen to be from unauthorised sources.

Two things have made this possible; one is the latest T2 chipset that Apple uses and the other is a proprietary diagnostic software that the tech giant has developed, which is able to detect that the device has been repaired by third parties and not the company-authorised channel.

These details have come out by the leak of an internal Apple document. Some of the latest Apple products like the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro come fitted with the T2 chips.

According to this report, the device might get a response “inoperative system” and an “incomplete repair” after the parts are replaced.

The list of components included for this treatment has display, logic board, Touch ID, keyboard, battery, trackpad, and speakers. This is as far as the MacBook Pro is concerned. When it comes to the iMac Pro, the logic boards and flash storage are listed as components that would be made inoperative if repaired by third parties. Only Apple stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers are permitted to carry out the repairs and servicing of Apple products.

Observers see this move by Apple as part of an overall plan it is developing to take control of all its devices into a single command centre and making sure its products are serviced only by the official channels.

The capabilities built into the new T2 chips are also quite dynamic and components like system management controller, image signal processor, audio controller and SSD controller can all be integrated and there are other advanced features available too.

(With IANS inputs)

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