The Should-Not-Restore Edition Monday, October 17, 2022

Apple Acknowledges 'SIM Not Supported' Bug Impacting iPhone 14 Users, by Sami Fathi, MacRumors

In a memo seen by MacRumors, Apple acknowledges that some users of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max may see a message that reads “SIM Not Supported” appear on their device. After displaying the pop-up message, the iPhone may entirely freeze, according to the memo. Apple says it’s “investigating” the issue and notes it’s not a hardware problem, adding that customers should keep their software up to date.

In the meantime, as the investigation is ongoing, Apple advises customers to wait a few minutes to see if the message disappears. If it doesn’t, customers should not attempt to restore the device, Apple emphasizes in the memo.


Apple's iPhone Trade-in Program Again Causes Headaches For Buyers, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

I’ve traded in a few iPhones to Apple over the years without issue. This year, however, I received an email about a week and a half after I mailed in an iPhone 13 Pro Max saying that the box had arrived at Apple’s trade-in facility, but that there was nothing inside the box.

Apple Music’s Spatial Audio Is Coming To Select Mercedes-Benz Models, by Emma Roth, The Verge

Mercedes-Benz announced today that it’s bringing support for Apple’s Music’s spatial audio to certain vehicles. Apple Music launched spatial audio with Dolby Atmos last year on a range of devices, including the iPhone, Mac, HomePod, and Apple TV, but this is the first time it’ll be available natively in a car.

As you might have guessed, the integration doesn’t come cheap.


Apple Freezes Plan To Use China's YMTC Chips Amid Political Pressure, by Cheng Ting-Fang, Lauly Li and Yifan Yu, Nikkei Asia

Apple has put on hold plans to use memory chips from China's Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. (YMTC) in its products, multiple sources told Nikkei Asia.

The move comes amid the latest round of U.S. export controls imposed against the Chinese tech sector and is a sign that Washington's crackdown is creating a chilling effect down the supply chain.

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According to rumors, we are going to be getting a whole bunch of press releases from Apple real soon now. I am curious to see what the new Mac Pro will look like, but that may not arrive this month.


Thanks for reading.