Apple is preparing to roll out the iOS 16.1.1 update for the iPhone to address the bugs and problems users encountered after the first major update of the iOS 16 operating system two weeks ago, including one that has been plagued by Wi-Fi issues for iPhone users. Over the past week, MacRumors saw signs in its website analysis for devices running iOS 16.1.1, suggesting the update is being tested internally by Apple and could be rolled out in the near future. While it’s unclear what the update will contain, it could potentially fix a Wi-Fi issue affecting users. The issue caused users’ iPhones to randomly disconnect from Wi-Fi while on standby, such as overnight or otherwise.
In addition to fixing the Wi-Fi bug, Apple may address some of the issues users have long complained about since iOS 16 launched in September, including fast battery drain, slow Spotlight searches, and laggy animations on iPhone 14 Pro models when swiping out of apps.
In terms of new features, iOS 16.1.1 may officially support the satellite emergency help function of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
In addition, two developers and security researchers calling themselves “Mysk” raised privacy concerns about the App Store getting more ads, and revealed that the iOS system sends Apple detailed logs of how users interact with the App Store.
The recent increase in App Store prices has also attracted much attention. According to media reports, Apple has previously announced price increases for Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One bundles that include these services, and customers have been notified by email to let them know about the changes.
In the U.S., Apple Apple Music adds $1 a month for individual subscribers, $2 for home subscribers, and $2 a month for Apple TV+. Apple One plans that include these services are also raising prices accordingly. Current Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One users are getting an email from Apple about the price increase with a 30-day reminder.
Those users who don’t want to pay for the price increase should have enough time to unsubscribe before the fee changes, and the email includes a link to the subscription management option.
The price increase details are as follows:
Personal Subscription – $10.99/month, add $1
Family Subscription – $16.99/month, add $2
Personal Annual Subscription – $109/year, add $10
Monthly Subscription – $6.99/month, add $2
Annual Subscription – $69/year, add $20
Personal Subscription – $16.95/month, add $2
Family Subscription – $22.95/month, add $3
Premium Subscription – $32.95/mo, add $3
The price increases listed above are tied to the U.S. region, but the cost of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One is also increasing in other countries where these services are offered.
Apple has raised the price of Apple Music because increased licensing fees will provide more money for artists and composers, while Apple TV+ is more expensive because it now offers more content than it did when the service launched.