The iPhone 14 Plus has been announced at Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event, and this heavily rumored phone is basically exactly what we expected – a bigger version of the iPhone 14, which has also been announced – as has the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro. Apple also launched the new Apple Watch 8, and new AirPods Pro 2 earbuds.
iPhone 14 Pro customers on the Verizon cellular phone network have reported slow 5G cellular network connectivity as well as calls being dropped when activated on 5G prepaid plans.
The more widespread problem users are reporting is that iPhone 14 and Pro version restarts on its own while charging (opens in new tab) via MagSafe or a lightning cable – and that’s in addition to the battery life problems plaguing iOS 16 devices.
To date, owners have been hit by iMessage and FaceTime activation problems, CarPlay and data migration bugs, and violently shaking cameras.
It’s unclear why the iPhone 14 Pro is having connectivity issues but it’s especially disappointing given that its satellite phone features were meant to make it easier to contact people from anywhere.
Now, although some are blaming the Snapdragon’s latest X65 modem, which is responsible for network connectivity inside iPhone 14 Max Pro, it should be noted that iPhone 14 Pro also houses the same modem, and we did not find anyone who complained about that device regarding this issue. Even Samsung’s flagship Android S22 sports the same chip that typically offers excellent 5G speed.
Overall, the iPhone 14 pro connectivity issue did not affect everyone, but those who are impacted by it are definitely not happy, and it’s difficult to ignore such a serious glitch.
We hope that Apple and Verizon will come up with a solution soon so that users can enjoy a seamless and uninterrupted experience with their devices.