Apple has released iOS 16.0.1 exclusively for the iPhone 14 lineup. The update provides bug fixes for Apple’s latest iPhone series, of which the first orders are expected to arrive starting tomorrow.
As reported earlier this week by 9to5Mac, iPhone 14’s are shipping with an older version of iOS 16.0 than the General Availability build. That build, for those keeping scores, is 20A362. With 16.0.1, Apple has fixed some bugs, bringing the iPhone 14 lineup’s official build as 20A371. These types of one-off builds for new devices are not entirely new for Apple, but they are rare.
As for what is in iOS 16.0.1, some key fixes according to Apple’s Release Notes:
This update is recommended for all users and provides important bug fixes for your iPhone including the following:
– Fixes an issue with activation and migration during set up of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 ProApple
– Photos may appear soft when zooming in landscape orientation on iPhone 14 Pro Max
– Enterprise single sign-on apps may fail to authenticate
As readers may know, iOS can slipstream during its first setup a new build of the OS. This will allow users to setup their new iPhone without any issues by installing 16.0.1 early on in the setup process.
The iPhone 14 lineup will likely stay on the .1 build until iOS 16.1 is released and synchronizes versions across all eligible iPhone models. iOS 16.1 Beta 1 was released yesterday and is expected to be released next month along with iPadOS 16.1. That update brings a large swath of updates and feature improvements including Clean Energy Charging and Live Activities support.
Apple customers who were able to order their new iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro last Friday should start receiving them tomorrow. Apple released this update in time for those customers to be able to set up their new devices without any issues.