Apple iPhone 14 / Pro pre-installed with an early version of iOS 16

After months of testing, Apple released the official version of iOS 16 to all users this week. For now, the official release is the same as the Release Candidate (RC) released a week ago. However, according to a new report, the iPhone 14 series will receive the iOS 16 update as soon as it arrives, even though it comes pre-installed with iOS 16 itself.

@appleeswupdates pointed out that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro come with iOS 16. However, once the user activates the new iPhone for the first time, you will be prompted to install the latest iOS 16 version (20A362).

According to Apple's release notes written specifically for the iPhone 14/Pro series, the iOS 16 launch day update just fixes a bug that could cause some photos to look blurry when zoomed in horizontally.

In addition, AppleSWUpdates also revealed that Apple Apple Watch Series 8 also ushered in a software update on the first day.

This is not the first time that Apple has pre-installed a new system that is different from the publicly released version in a new machine because the company needs to prepare everything a few weeks before the official release, and then ensure that the new machine is in the latest operating system has been installed before leaving the factory.

According to 9to5Mac analysis, most of the files in the official version of iOS 16.0 were compiled between August 6 and August 9. On the other hand, the firmware preinstalled in the iPhone 14 was compiled on August 18, a few days later.

The first users to pre-order the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 will get the new phones on Friday, September 16. Once you get one of these new devices, all you need to do is turn on Software Update and install the latest version of iOS or watchOS.

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