3 Mistakes Apple May Solve This Year
In the 90s, Apple, standing on the brink of an abyss, decided not to give up, under the slogan Think Different (thinking differently), began to fix a myriad of errors and stupidity in its products. This was enough to save Apple from imminent and inevitable death. Something similar is happening now, albeit on a much smaller scale. This time, nothing threatens Apple, but there are still plenty of bugs in its operating systems and devices. The seventh beta versions of iOS / iPadOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5 are out on April 7 , and there is something reassuring about their depth beyond the reach of the uninitiated.
As with leaks, finding unknown device descriptions in the system does not guarantee anything. In addition, the identified devices exist, and Apple is testing them. Not all of them are destined to hit store shelves. If we get lucky. And everything that was found in iOS 14.5 beta 7 would be very useful. Apple’s three long-standing wounds, which Apple engineers didn’t have to cure for years, would be a thing of the past.
New Apple TV Remote
Whether another Apple TV model will ever come out or not is unknown. In the spring of 2020, when COVID was still an epidemic in mainland China, the next Apple TV model successfully passed all tests and trials and received Ready to Ship status . That is, those who are responsible for the quality and compliance with the technical requirements of Apple devices have recognized this model as suitable. The ghosts of this model were seen in beta versions of tvOS 13, it was mentioned in correspondence between Apple suppliers , but nothing happened.
And in the early beta versions of tvOS 14 last summer, a new Apple TV remote was also spotted, which also never came out. In the sixth beta version of tvOS 14.5, he appeared again, and we managed to find out some details about him. This device, according to insiders, is also ready for release. And it won’t work either? At the end of 2019, the Swiss company Salt Mobile SA had already released an exemplary Apple TV remote control , which Apple only allowed to sell in Switzerland. Didn’t he become the main one for the new console?
One of the three issues mentioned above is the Apple TV Remote. The device is elegant, very advanced and modern. And unfortunate. For five and a half years, in spite of everything, it has stubbornly been included in the delivery of Apple TV set-top boxes, the sales of which are already terrible.
It will be replaced by the new Apple TV Remote, with buttons and without a pad with a touch interface. The new remote should be compatible with Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K, that is, Apple TVs of the fourth and fifth generations. There is no new information about the ready-to-sell Apple TV 6. Whether the new Siri Remote will replace existing Apple TVs or will need to be purchased separately is unknown. The new remote probably won’t support Siri. Does a TV need a voice assistant?
Siri major update
But it will be already in iOS / iPadOS 15, the beta versions of which will appear in June.
iPhone 11 battery problem
In fact, the iPhone 11 isn’t the only one with battery problems. Since it still sells well and even leads the charts, the focus on it is understandable. IOS 14.5 beta 6 introduces a function to recalibrate the battery of any of the iPhone 11 line . On iPhone models that support this feature, recalibration starts automatically after installing a new iOS beta. And it goes on for weeks.
Not in all cases, the treatment ends with the “healing” of the battery. If your iPhone is still under warranty, the battery should be replaced free of charge by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. And if the warranty period has passed long ago – most likely, at your expense. The function is still in test mode. The next step is to support all iPhone models that will install iOS 15.