tvOS 16.1 incorrectly identifies Apple TV with 128GB storage as 64GB model

It is reported that latest tvOS 16.1 update that prevents Apple TV 4K 128GB from using more than 64GB of storage. As soon as 64GB of storage is used, tvOS prevents users from installing new applications from App Store.

It is also reported that latest beta does not fix the issue as well.

Reference: tvOS 16.1 Bug Wrongly Identifies New 128GB Apple TVs as 64GB Models

Advertising issues in iOS will be fixed soon in 16.1.1

Apple recognized issues with its advertising framework SKAdNetwork.

11/03/2022, 9:38 AM - ongoing

Some users are affected

There is an issue impacting SKAdNetwork for users on iOS 16.1. We are working to quickly resolve this issue in a software update.

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Reference: Apple Says iOS 16 Update Coming Soon With Fix for Advertising-Related Issue

iOS 15.7.1 Release Candidate might break Face ID on some devices

During recent RC publication Apple also published iOS 15.7.1 RC keeping updating older iOS major release with bug fixes.

It turns out that this RC might break Face ID for some users. Affected devices include iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro. User might see "Face ID Is Not Available" error message.

Reference: iOS 15.7.1 Release Candidate Breaking Face ID for Some iPhone Users

iOS 16 breaks AirPlay to older Apple TV

DRM protected content failed to be streamed to second and third generation Apple TV – issue is introduced in iOS 16. iOS 15.7 still could stream to those devices.

There is no indication, if this would be fixed in upcoming releases.


Couple of issues reported with iPhone 14 and iOS 16, Apple promises fixes

Just after iOS 16 release and iPhone 14 availability reports started to surface on issues user found.

Most notable issues:

  • Excessive prompts for clipboard paste operation, Apple promises fix in iOS 16.1;
  • iPhone 14 camera shaking, Apple reports that issue could be resolved by software update;
  • iPhone 14 Pro sometimes freezes after data exchange, Apple investigates the issue;
  • iPhone 14 camera app is deemed slow to respond;
  • CarPlay calls are not functioning correctly for some iPhone 14 users;
  • Spotlight search is slow for some users on iOS 16, also possibly causes excessive battery drain.

Apple also noted that keyboard haptic feature might drain the battery.


Short but widespread outage affected almost every Apple online service

Yesterday Apple online services were unstable or unresponsive for couple of hours. Affected services included iMessage, iCloud (including third-party apps integrations), App Store, iCloud Mail, Apple Music and many others.

Outage also affected Apple Store systems significantly affecting retail sales.

Outage was resolved within hours, Apple did not comment on root causes though.

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Apple Studio Display web camera issue will be fixed with software update

First reviews of Apple Studio Display highlighted subpar web camera performance. Apple acknowledged the problem and suggests that fix will come as firmware update.

Researches also studied the firmware itself. It turns out that Apple Studio Display runs full iOS 15.4 (with the same build number). It has 64Gb of storage while only 2Gb are currently used.


Some report that macOS 12.3 might “brick” Macs with motherboard replacements

According to forum thread there is an issue with macOS 12.3 affecting MacBook Pro 14" and 16" models which had motherboard replacements.

There is a firmware bug in Mac OS 12.3 that renders the update impossible to install on any 2021 14 or 16 inch MacBook Pro that has had it's logic board replaced.

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