TechIn Apple's stores there is magic. This technology "will change the way iPhones are sold"

In Apple's stores there is magic. This technology "will change the way iPhones are sold"

Apple wants to update iPhones locked in boxes.
Apple wants to update iPhones locked in boxes.
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3:41 PM EDT, October 17, 2023

Thanks to Apple's technology, the first contact with a newly unpacked iPhone is supposed to be even more enjoyable.

When you buy a new smartphone, there's a good chance that by the time it reaches your hands, its software is already outdated. This can lead to several less serious and more serious problems.

Firstly, the necessity of updating software right after purchasing a device kills the joy of the first contact. Instead of enjoying the new gadget, the user has to devote even more time to its configuration.

Secondly - some software versions, especially the early ones, contain serious errors. So, it may happen that a freshly unpacked phone does not work properly.

Is there a way to fix this? It turns out, Apple has found a way.

Apple wants to update iPhones locked in boxes

As reported by Mark Gurman, Apple has developed a new wireless smartphone update technology which is meant to "change the way iPhones are sold".

The heart of this solution is meant to be a special device resembling a pad, on which store employees will be able to place boxes with iPhones. The idea is for the device to wirelessly connect with the smartphone, turn it on, update its software, and then turn it off. All of this without the need to open the box.

For the user, this means even less work during the initial setup. The company has been taking care of this for years, making the transfer of data from the previous smartphone as convenient as possible, but fresh software right out of the box is a novelty.

The question is, what about safety?

The description of this technology sounds impressive, but it may raise security concerns. If Apple is knowingly going to leave a backdoor to enforce updates without physically contacting the device, could a capable hacker not be able to exploit it to smuggle malicious code? This question remains open for now, as we only deal with unofficial leaks and details about security are not known.

According to Gurman, the current plans assume the implementation of this technology before the end of the year, but for now, it's only about Apple's stores, and there isn't a single one in Poland. It's unknown whether the company will also make the new solution available to its trade partners.

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