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

Apple announces supply issues with iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple released a bit unusual statement declaring supply issues with new iPhones. COVID-19 restrictions in China affect factory producing iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

These issues will significantly affect holiday season sales. iPhone 14 Pro models already are hard to buy same day.

Apple Newsroom: Update on supply of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple announces new iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K refresh

Apple made couple of hardware announcements today.

iPad

New iPad gets new form-factor, USB-C port and new color options. iPad is now powered by A14 Bionic chip. Touch ID is moved to Power button.

Interestingly front facing camera is using landscape placing.

Controversially new iPad supports first generation of Apple Pencil and will require dongle to pair and charge via USB-C.

New iPad supports WiFi 6 and 5G.

9th generation iPad is still on sale. 10th generation sees significant price increase comparing to previous model.

iPad Pro

New iPad Pro is powered by M2 chip. It now supports Apple Pencil hover which provides guidance on pencil position before it touches the screen which should provide better visual clues in various applications.

New iPad Pro supports WiFi 6E.

Pricing is unchanged for both iPad Pro models.

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K refresh is now using A15 Bionic chip. Apple TV 4K now supports HDR10+. Storage is increased for both models, however, smaller storage model does not have Ethernet port anymore and also does not provide Thread support.

Apple TV Siri Remote now has USB-C port.

Apple shared video announcement of iPads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUKRkPKg5_U
Apple announces new iPad and iPad Pro

Apple also announced that iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16.1 and macOS 13 Ventura will be released on October 24.

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Lufthansa does not ban AirTags after all

Regulators and Apple had to issue statements to resolve recent messages that Lufthansa is to ban active AirTags in checked luggage.

AirTags are compliant with international airline travel safety regulations for carry-on and checked baggage.

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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.

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AirTags might be banned from luggage by airlines

Reports arise that Lufthansa is now banning AirTags in checked luggage requesting tracking devices to be turned off.

At the moment it is not known if rules are to be enforced and what airlines, which countries and airports will require removal of AirTags from luggage.

Overall, it still looks very strange having that Airplane mode on iPhone does not turn off Bluetooth.

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iPhone 14 Plus is now available

Apple starts selling iPhone 14 Plus. This brings more phones with higher screen size to the market. Initially, higher screen sizes were only on Pro models, now iPhone 14 Plus brings better battery life and big screen to regular models.

Apple Newsroom: iPhone 14 Plus available in stores Friday

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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.

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