Considering the Portless iPhone and Riding Rollercoasters for Science! TMO Daily Observations 2022-10-10

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman thinks USB-C won’t last long on iPhone, and that Apple will make it a portless device in the relatively near future. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts agrees, while Ken is not so sure. Then, it turns out rollercoasters CAN set off Apple’s Crash Detection. We’ll talk about that on this happy Monday edition of The Mac Observer’s Daily Observations.

watchOS 8.1.1 Fixing Apple Watch Series 7 Issue Out Now

The watchOS 8.1.1 update was released on Thursday. It fixes a charging issue with the Apple Watch Series 7, MacRumors reported. I could not see the update available on my SE, even after updating to iOS 15.1.1, so don’t worry if you have an older device and also don’t see it.

According to Apple’s release notes, the watchOS 8.1.1 update addresses an issue that could cause ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ models not to charge as expected for some users. Some ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ owners have noticed slow charging speeds for their devices, and this update should fix the bug causing the problem.