Some owners of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have taken to social media to complain about a strange problem with their expensive new devices. When these computers boot up, users see horizontal lines. After the restart procedure is complete and the Home screen shows, the lines, which are green, yellow, or a mix of the two colours, disappear.
Users on Reddit state that Apple Support has verified that the lines are the consequence of a software error in iOS 16 and not a hardware defect. Some Redditors claimed the problem only appeared after installing iOS 16.2, while others insist it had already been present in earlier iOS 16 releases.
Apple has not commented on the presence of this flaw or said whether or not it will be fixed in iOS16.3, which is now in beta testing. An Apple employee allegedly told one Reddit member over the phone that Apple is developing a software patch to address the problem, but the specifics of this fix are still unclear.
Bugs in the code could exist
Since the horizontal line problem was initially reported by MacRumors, owners of the iPhone 14 Pro have brought it up on Reddit and three other Apple Support sites.
Fortunately, Apple is usually quite quick to address problems like this one, even though software faults are very prevalent. So, if the issue is true and iOS 16.3 can fix it, we may expect Apple to provide the update to users as soon as possible.
The greatest iPhone of the year, the iPhone 14 Pro, and its larger sibling, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, were released in September. Apple has released many upgrades to its software since then, the most recent being iOS 16.2. Earlier this month, Apple published an update with many new features, and among them are Freeform, Apple Music Sing, and enhanced security for iCloud-stored data.
We’ll keep an eye on the development of this story and report back as soon as a solution is implemented. But if you run into trouble, it’s better to get in touch with Apple’s support team.
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