Highlights: iPhone 15 Pro overheating fix, Apple Watch Double Tap and more

After weeks of controversy over possible overheating in the new iPhone 15 Pro models, Apple this week released a software update to help fix the problem, which the company says is not the result of the new titanium coating or other thermal design issues. .

Apple also continues to work on the next round of more significant software updates, led by iOS 17.1, and we’re taking a look at all that’s new. It’s worth noting that the latest watchOS 10.1 beta enables the Double Tap feature that was one of the main selling points of the latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models, so stay tuned for more on these stories and more. See further reading.

Apple released iOS 17.0.3 with the iPhone 15 Pro overheating fix

Apple released iOS 17.0.3 this week, fixing an issue that could cause iPhone 15 Pro models to run hotter than expected. According to Apple, this software update also includes several organization-related bug fixes and important security updates.

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Apple said the iPhone 15 Pro’s titanium frame wasn’t a factor in the overheating, and stated that a software update would not reduce the performance of the A17 Pro chip to fix the problem.

iOS 17.1 beta: All the new features so far

Apple released the second beta of iOS 17.1 to developers and public beta testers this week, and as usual there are some new features.

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We’ve compiled a list of all the new features and changes introduced in iOS 17.1 betas. The software update is expected to roll out later this month for the iPhone XS and newer, so there’s probably still a few betas to come.

Warning: BMW’s wireless charging may destroy the iPhone 15’s Apple Pay chip

If you have an iPhone 15 and drive a BMW, it’s best to avoid charging the device with the car’s wireless charging pad for now.

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Over the past few weeks, some BMW owners have complained that the iPhone 15’s NFC chip stopped working after charging the device with their car’s wireless charging pad. It is not clear if the issue is fixed with iOS 17.0.3 or iOS 17.1 beta.

WatchOS 10.1 Beta 2 adds support for Double Tap

The new Double Tap gesture is available for Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 starting with the second beta of watchOS 10.1.

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Double Tap lets you double-tap your index finger and thumb together to perform common tasks on Apple Watch, such as stopping the timer, playing and pausing music, snoozing an alarm, answering and ending calls. Phone calls and more, all without touching the screen clock

The original Apple Watch, including the $17,000 gold model, is now obsolete

All first-generation Apple Watch models released in 2015 are now obsolete by Apple, meaning they are no longer eligible for repair or service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Provider locations.

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This includes the original 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, which sold for up to $17,000 at launch. The solid gold option of the Apple Watch was discontinued in 2016, replaced by the more affordable but still premium Apple Watch Edition models, which are made of ceramic or titanium for years to come.

How to get the most out of the iPhone 15 Pro action button?

On our YouTube channel, we recently shared a video highlighting some useful ways to use the customizable action button on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

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For example, Federico Viticci of MacStories Provided a way to assign two separate shortcuts to the Action button. He calls this solution MultiButton, and we take a closer look at it in our video.

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