Cupertino residents can free their customers from the update due at the time of first setup.
It hasn’t even been a month since Apple released iOS 17 into the wild, but since then there have already been three minor updates to the new mobile operating system, and they’re not entirely without problems, and they’re due sometime in the next few weeks. The larger version, iOS 17.1, could also be released.
Store-bought devices usually come with the latest major version of iOS, so, due to constant updates, we definitely have to update them during the first setup, which can slightly spoil the carefully designed user experience. However, Apple may have figured out how to free customers from this mandatory loop.
In his latest newsletter, Mark Gurman, who often knows company secrets surprisingly well, wrote that Cupertino residents have developed a new device that can be used to house several iPhones at the same time, and updates the software via a wireless connection without opening the boxes. The device, referred to as the “pad,” sends a signal to turn on the cell phones, and then the iPhones turn off again after the update is complete, so customers only notice that their phones are running the current operating system.
As of now, it is not known when the new solution can be put into service, as we do not have images of it. However, the bad news is that only Apple’s own stores will receive the magic panel, so mobile phones purchased from gray service providers, resellers and importers browsing classifieds pages will still have to update.