Apple Releases iOS 12.1, macOS 10.14.1, watchOS 5.1.1, and tvOS 12.1


(Doug Miller) #21

So let’s see what Apple’s release notes actually say: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209084

  • Adds the ability for Battery Health to inform users that it is unable to verify if a genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

It doesn’t say anything about counterfeit or make quality.


(Joseph) #22

Perhaps Apple changed the notes, but this is why the conversation turned from Tidbits coverage to Apple itself:

I never looked up the notes myself.


(Adam Engst) #23

My apologies—I thought @jcenters had copied those release notes directly from Apple’s site, but it appears he reworded that one for the article. The word “counterfeit” is not in the original release notes either. @ddmiller’s quote is correct—Apple uses the term “genuine.”

  • Adds the ability for Battery Health to inform users that it is unable to verify if a genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

This doesn’t feel like that big of a deal to me. It’s just notifying the user, who presumably knows that the battery was replaced and might want to know that it wasn’t an Apple part if that’s what was promised.


(Adam Engst) #24

Howard Oakley notes that a lot of apps changed in 10.14.1 even though their version numbers didn’t—including FaceTime, which adds the major Group FaceTime feature. Hmmm…


(Joseph) #25

Very odd the version number didn’t change. Either the version number should’ve changed, or they are literally the same unchanged apps, with new features turned on based on the operating system version.