Apple acknowledges iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay and data migration bugs

It’s not a good time to buy an iPhone 14 model. Apple’s new lineup was impacted by numerous bugs at launch, with Apple publishing two emergency updates already. But the problems keep coming.

The latest issues impact CarPlay phone calls and data migration, and Apple has acknowledged two different bugs with the latter.

First is CarPlay, where owners of all iPhone 14 models are reporting extremely poor phone call quality and volume levels. The problem appears to be widespread with MacRumors finding complaints across Reddit, Twitterthe Apple Support Community and his own forums. Here is a typical example:

“I just upgraded to iPhone 14 Pro Max and since everyone is complaining they can barely hear me on CarPlay like I’m whispering and on Bluetooth they say it’s louder but it sounds like I’m in a wind tunnel and still hard to hear I’m very disappointed as I had no issues a few days ago on my iPhone 11 Pro Max This is obviously a problem with the new phone/iOS but what I have already played with all the settings/volumes I could find.

There are reports that the problem is alleviated, if not fully repaired, per iOS 16.0.2. So, at least unofficially, Apple seems to be aware of the problem.

Although Apple has yet to comment on this, it has confirmed new data migration issues to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, the company acknowledges that iPhone 14 Pro models may crash when owners transfer their data from an older iPhone. This happens in two different ways: using an iCloud restore or a data transfer during the fastboot process.

Apple recommends that owners force restart their iPhones if the devices are unresponsive for five minutes or more. It is currently unknown if any data may be damaged as a result of the reboot or initial freeze.

Combine these questions with a iOS 16 bug truck loading and it looks like early adopters are once again paying for their enthusiasm. Two dedicated iOS 16 bug fixes have already been released just eight days after it arrived, and you can expect plenty more to follow.


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