After several months of reports that BMW and Toyota vehicles with built-in chargers cause issues with the new iPhone 15, Apple has apparently recreated the issue and is looking for a fix.
The issue centers around recent BMW models and the Toyota Supra which come with built-in charging plugs compatible with the iPhone.
The issue seems to disable the Near Field Communication (NFC) chip that is utilized for communications with automobiles and payment kiosks.
Users reporting the issue say when the phone is plugged in the phone goes into a reboot mode with a white screen and when the phone finishes the reboot the NFC is no longer functional.
Users are asked to set up Apple Pay even if they have done so previously and the setup fails.
While Apple works on a fix that is expected before the end of the year, iPhone owners are asked to avoid plugging into cars with built-in chargers.
Since its release in September, the iPhone has seen a few growing pains.
The largest was an issue that caused the phone to run hot which was traced to a software bug that has since been patched.
Other reported issues include problems of freezing during setup and issues with a generally slow iOS.
The Max version of the iPhone 15 comes with a much-touted titanium frame which has also been criticized for general durability.
Two of the main issues are that the titanium frame is covered with a gorilla glass covering that is susceptible to cracking when dropped.
The titanium finish also seems to show a lot more fingerprints.
The finger prints look shockingly bad 🤯 Blue Titanium and Natural Titanium pic.twitter.com/c8laYUPuYf
— Andrew Clare (@andrewjclare) September 15, 2023