Apple's 'Presto' Updates New iPhones In-Store, Box Closed: Here's How

When you set up your new iPhone, you might not need to upgrade.

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The last thing you want to have to do after purchasing one of the greatest iPhones is wait for it to upgrade to the newest iOS version. Fortunately, it appears that Apple is implementing a solution dubbed "Presto within Apple" to eliminate this first-world issue.

Presto is a pad that allows you to update your iPhone's software wirelessly without having to take it out of the box, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. According to Gurman, the pad resembles a "metal cubby for shoes" and has the ability to use MagSafe and other wireless charging technologies to charge the iPhone that is packaged.

The idea is that the Presto can power on the iPhone without opening up the original packaging, install an update onto the phone, then prompt the phone to switch off again. Apparently this can be done in Apple’s inventory rooms before the phone is sold.

This implies that you ought to be able to configure your phone to run the most recent major version of iOS when you buy one from Apple. You can avoid the inconvenience of having to wait for the setup process's long updates to install by doing that.

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The mechanism was originally reported on in October, and iOS 17.2's code subsequently included proof of it. Gurman now asserts that Apple has begun testing the technology in a few U.S. Apple shops. By "early summer," Apple is anticipated to be more broadly available starting next month and available in every Apple shop in the United States.

This is a quite minor adjustment overall, and most people probably won't even be aware that it has occurred. However, this is a nice step forward, since the alternative would be needing to wait for a significant iOS upgrade to install.

It will be comforting to know that you won't have to wait a long period for updates to install before using your brand-new iPhone the next time you purchase one.

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