You're not crazy, iOS 11 is killing your iPhone's batteryThe Apple Watch Series 3 LTE won't always send your SMS messages. Plus: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are crackling and the iPhone X could be back ordered until early 2018.
[MUSIC] What's up, Brian Tong here. And welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple. It's the follow up after everything that dropped last week. We'll get to the Apple Watch Series 3, but first up, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Now Apple just released an update to iOS 11 with 11.0.1 which fixes In exchange email server bug, but the biggest issue battery life issues. Now, a recent report says that the latest of iOS has already been installed on 25% of iOS devices and a lot of people are saying battery life is significantly [INAUDIBLE]. This latest update doesn't help that yet and yes, it depends on your usage, but, even research from Wandera analyze the performance of 50,000 moderate to heavy users. And found that it took roughly 96 minutes to drain a full battery in iOS 11 compared to 240 minutes in iOS 10. Now I'm hearing the biggest complaints from people on the iPhone 6 or 6s. Results have been mixed. And some Some people aren't seeing these same issues but is this happening to you/ And on what phone? Let us know in the comments. Alright in another issue Apple confirms that they are working on iPhone eight and eight plus where some owners are hearing intermittent crackling noises when using them for phone calls. The Cupertino Kids say it will be included in an upcoming software update. And IHS market did their annual tear down of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to find out just find out how much do the new iPhones cost. After taking them apart, the iPhone 8 Plus's bill of materials came out to $288.08. Now after manufacturing costs are factored in it was only $17.78 more that's the 7 Plus. Which is actually pretty nice when you consider it has 32 gigs of storage more, improved processor, wireless charging, and an improved camera. Now the iPhone 8 came in at $247.51, that's $9.57 higher than last year's iPhone 7. And no, this isn't to make you feel depressed about how much you're paying after all the overhead like marketing and packaging and shipping for the phone. And then helping Apple build it's new fancy-schmancy new headquarters as well as paying for Eddie Cue's colorful keynote shirts. All right, Apple just dropped a new batch of developer BETAs for iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS11.1, and macOS 10.13.1 Peer-to-peer payments or a cloud integration with iMessage aren't in the iOS beta just yet, but the watchOS beta brings the first look at music streaming with apple music or your iCloud music library, straight to the Apple Watch. And there's also a new radio app that gives you access to Beats 1 Radio or any Apple music radio station as well. So developers, they gotta play with that right now. And Mac OS High Sierra dropped this week, and to be honest I haven't updated because knowing updates, I like to give it a few days. Now the majority of feedback is that it brings new life to 2016 computers with its speed. And I think the biggest feature I'm excited for is Safari's ability to prevent me from getting hammered by autoplay videos at every site, I hate that. But a day-one exploit found by ex-NSA analyst Patrick Wardle shows how anyone could run malicious code to pilfer the passwords in your keychain to everything from your Facebook, Twitter and yes, even Bank of America accounts. So it's pretty much everything. That sounds fun, but I don't want you to get too paranoid about this. Now Wardle hasn't revealed the full exploit code publicly. But Apple's expected to patch the issue eventually. As in hopefully, like, now. All right let's talk Apple Watch [UNKNOWN]. There are plenty of things I like about it and things that can make it better. I've been using it over the past week nonstop and will post my full review in a few days. That's Really more in-depth as to what's out there because there are always things Apple just doesn't tell you about. Now, I love it for working out. It's really one of the best use cases that can make it special when you can still be connected to the world. Just in case anything happens, it's just all on this wrist. But the biggest issue I've discovered is with messages. Now, Apple has never said anything about it and it's been confirmed by many users like you. Which led to an official confirmation from Apple to CNET. The Apple Watch Series 3 needs to be connected to an iPhone to send SMS messages to non-iPhone users. Now if the phone is off and you have no connection and no wi-fi but just the watch connected to the LTE, SMS messages will not work. Only iMessages and you know what? That matters and really to bury that and after several hours on text support with AT&T and Apple text reps who couldn't figure it out. And then confirming it with other users to unearth that myself. That's a bad apple. [MUSIC] But yes, I still really like the apple watch series three LT it shines when it works but, you'll get all the down low with my upcoming review and we'll dig in. Into all of it. All right, in a good mood developers like Shazam are releasing stand alone Apple Watch apps that don't require connection to the iPhone and work over LTE. There's plenty like Twitter, Instagram, and others that still need hte phone to work, so hopefully that's just a matter of time for developers. And check this out, the most anticipated hype beast phone right now, you know what it is the iPhone 10, might be a whole lot harder to get than you think. Now according to multiple reports, Apple is having significant yield problems with the 3-D sensors used in the true depth camera module for the iPhone 10. You know, all that good stuff tucked into that lovely looking notch. Now the low rate of production of these sensors in the bottleneck, and reports say Apple is only getting out less than 10,000 units per day. Now the ten hasn't even reached max production yet and estimate says 10 million phones would be produced by the end of October with an estimate of 40 million by the end of this year. Now prior production are targeting around 50 million units that means Apple may not even be able to fulfill all these pre orders before early 2018 so for all of you that see me cry like a baby on Twitter when I lose out on getting a pair of Jordans. Or Yeezys, or even the latest SNES Classic, you're all going to know exactly what that feels like. All right, so you might miss out on the iPhone X, but I'm here to make you feel like a rock star thanks to our good friends at Belkin. Now since Apple was so nice, took away our ability to listen to music and charge our headphones at the same time Thanks Apple. Belkin is hooking six of you up with their Charge RockStar adapters. Now three have a 3.5 millimeter audio connector and a lightning port for charging, while three others that I have an lightning audio port and a lightning charging port. So these will work with the iPhone 7s Eights and tens. And many of you keep asking me what happened to the nine. Well didn't anyone tell you, 7 ATE 9? [MUSIC] So, to win all you have to do is identify the character on my shirt from last week's show. Tell me which rock star you want over email of Twitter and I'll pick six of you randomly. So you know what. Let's get ready to dungle! And we'd really like to leave you all on a high note. So here it is. Thank you Docible on Twitter for this. Amazing. The iPhone 10. Alright that's going to do it for this weeks show. You can email us at the firstname.lastname@example.org or twit me @briantong. Thanks so much for watching. We'll catch you next time for another bite of the apple [MUSIC]