When iOS 16.3 arrives, it might contain two big fixes that iPhone users have been waiting for. According to reports, Apple will fix an issue with the iPhone 14 screen and an issue with the structure of the new Home app.
Over the past few weeks, some iPhone 14 users have been complaining about horizontal lines flashing across their screens. According to reports on social networks and discussion forums, lines appear when the iPhone is activated or restarted.
Regarding Mac Rumors, Apple has internally acknowledged that the bug is related to software and not hardware, so Apple Stores will not replace or repair affected hardware. Instead, a software patch “should resolve the issue soon,” according to an internal company memo.
The other issue is related to the new home architecture that arrived earlier in iOS 16.2. Just before the holidays, Apple pulled a feature, which improves reliability and efficiency because there’s a problem with the share — but without providing an update on when it’ll be restored. In the second beta of iOS 16.3, the option to upgrade the home version is back, indicating that Apple has fixed the problem.
Both of these updates are expected to arrive in the iOS 16.3 update, which is expected to arrive next month, or in the 16.2.1 update before that. Apple often sends out updates between development releases to fix major vulnerabilities and security issues, and these can certainly reach that level. However, since the Home app architecture upgrade was done without updating the app or the system, it is possible that Apple could roll it back independently without an update.