“While iOS 10.2 does contain a fun surprise, it doesn’t bring the crucial fixes many users crave and instead carries something else you might not have been expecting,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes.
Nasty Surprise #1: ‘30% Bug’ Made Even Worse – It is a problem which causes many models of iPhone to die when their battery reaches about 30% of charge remaining… iOS 10.2 brings no fixes for this issue… Moreover, some users are reporting iOS 10.2 makes the problem even worse on their devices.
Nasty Surprise #2: New Tracking Telemetry Is On Your Device – The plus side to the 30% Bug is Apple has promised to look into it and said it would release a software update this week which would track the battery consumption on iPhones to help the company get to the bottom of the problem. That’s all well and good but – surprise – it turns out the tracking software is baked into iOS 10.2 and no mention of this was made in the release notes.
Nasty Surprise #3: Broken EarPods Stay Broken – The microphone from Apple Earpods is malfunctioning during calls due to a software glitch.
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, all three of these issue (#2 is just an oversight, we think) will be remedied with iOS 10.2.1.
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