From April 2024, Apple Store specialists will be able to update the iPhone without opening the package

From April 2024, Apple Store specialists will be able to update the iPhone without opening the package

According to media sources, from April 2024, Apple Store specialists will be able to update disabled iPhones using wireless technologies and without removing the smartphones from the packaging.

Journalist Mark Gurman explained that Apple Stores will soon receive sets of special devices that look like a tablet in a small box. Codenamed Presto, it’s a new proprietary system that uses MagSafe and other wireless technology and “looks a bit like a metal shoebox.”

It is assumed that an employee will put this tablet on a branded box with a sealed iPhone, remotely and without unpacking will be able to turn on the smartphone, update to the latest version of iOS, and then the gadget will be turned off for sale and issue to the buyer. Several devices cannot be updated in this way at the same time. This option will initially be offered to Apple Store customers upon their request.

According to Gurman, Apple plans to update not only iPhone software but also other products in stores in this way. Apple specifically designed Presto technology as a way to avoid selling iPhones in retail stores with outdated software, in order to install the latest software versions that fix previously discovered bugs on new products.

In June 2023, Apple began handing out iPhone 14 smartphones instead of iPhone XS to employees of its retail stores for use as a payment terminal. Previously, Apple sellers used old iPhone XS models in their work, which often slowed down, hung up, and often discharged. This delayed the process of the customer buying gadgets from retail Apple Stores. In branded Apple stores, employees place working iPhone XS, and now iPhone 14, in special cases and use them as POS terminals for contactless payment. This became possible with the launch of Tap to Pay technology. Also, with the help of working iPhones, sellers send electronic purchase receipts to buyers.

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