iOS 16.3 fixes a serious problem on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. iOS 16.3 fixes an issue found on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max: flashing horizontal lines on the display when the device is turned on.
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According to Apple’s release notes for the iOS 16.3 software update expected next week, the horizontal lines bug on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is fixed. Basically, when the device is turned on, one or more horizontal lines flashing for a few seconds. Subsequently, once the iPhone is turned on, the problem does not occur again.
Apple acknowledged the problem in an internal memo last week and said a software fix was on the way, but didn’t explain the cause of the problem. The bug fix confirms that this is a software issue, rather than a hardware defect, so iOS 16.3 should fix that.
iOS 16.3 includes some new features:
- Support for security keys for Apple IDs
- A redesigned HomePod Handoff prompt following the release of the new HomePod
- Fixed flashing lines on iPhone 14
- Advanced iCloud data protection arrives in Italy
- New feature for emergency SOS
Barring surprises, iOS 16.3 should be released on January 23rd.