iOS 16.1 Beta Can Break GPS On iPhone 14 Pro Models

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max went on sale yesterday and a number of people are beginning to report that the first iOS 16.1 beta breaks GPS on those specific handsets.

At the time of writing it doesn’t appear that the problem impacts other iPhones, including the equally new iPhone 14.

According to a new MacRumors report, the issue affects GPS on just the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, and anyone who has updated to the iOS 16.1 beta will need to downgrade their device if they want to get a fully functioning GPS again.

Otherwise, they could instead choose to wait for the second beta of iOS 16.1 and hope that fixes things — although there is no telling when that will arrive, nor whether it will actually deal with this specific bug or not.

It’s important to remember that this is a beta update and bugs are to be expected. However, the update does appear to break core functionality of the iPhone and is definitely one that should be avoided if at all possible.

The new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices went on sale yesterday while the new iPhone 14 Plus won’t be available to buy until October 7. Those looking to get their hands on that device can still pre-order.

Apple also released the new Appel Watch Series 8 and refreshed Apple Watch SE yesterday, while the Apple Watch Ultra won’t be available until September 23.

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