Apple launched the primary developer beta of its forthcoming iOS 17.2 replace yesterday. The replace packs many new options and modifications the corporate introduced at its WWDC 2023 occasion. Earlier this week, Apple additionally launched the ultimate model of iOS 17.1 with some notable updates. Within the newest beta of iOS 17.2, it has been confirmed that Apple has a ‘pad-like’ system that may replace a sealed iPhone within the field wirelessly to the most recent software program model.
iOS 17.2 beta references the rumored ‘pad-like’ system utilized by Apple to replace the software program of the iPhone wirelessly whereas nonetheless within the field
It was just lately reported that Apple staff on the Apple Retailer can replace an iPhone with out opening the field utilizing a ‘pad-like’ system. The system permits staff to replace the iPhone to the most recent firmware from Apple with out activating the system. This manner, customers get the most recent software program replace after unboxing the iPhone. The information was initially shared by trade analyst Mark Gurman, suggesting that the corporate has been growing the brand new system.
Now, Apple’s newest iOS 17.2 beta comprises code that displays the system’s existence, in response to 9to5mac. The corporate took the software program replace mechanism into its personal palms somewhat than permitting clients to replace the iPhone manually by the Settings app. This may guarantee customers get the most recent software program updates after shopping for the brand new iPhone.
The newest iOS 17.2 beta SDK launched with the Xcode 15.1 beta comprises inside frameworks named FactoryOTALogger, FactoryOTANetworkUtils, and FactoryOTAWifiUtils. These frameworks set up OTA updates wirelessly on an iPhone that’s nonetheless sealed in its field and turned off. Nonetheless, these frameworks additionally require a devoted system to put in updates wirelessly on the iPhone.
Gurman described it as a “proprietary pad-like system.” Apple staff must place the sealed field of the iPhone on prime of the ‘pad-like’ system and provoke the command. The machine would robotically set up the most recent software program replace on the iPhone. Whereas the system is oriented in the direction of Apple staff, customers won’t be able to get their palms on it. Nonetheless, customers will be capable to profit from it.
iOS 17 launched with vital options, but it surely additionally contained many bugs which have made headlines over the previous month or so. Particularly, the iPhone 15 Professional’s overheating bug has stirred up controversy as customers have blamed the problem on Instagram, the A17 Professional chip, and the brand new titanium end. It took Apple some time to launch a repair for the overheating drawback. New clients wouldn’t need to undergo the stream of updates to make their system usable, because of Apple’s wi-fi software program replace mechanism.