iOS 16 is currently being rolled out around the world but got hit with a major problem early on that prevented some users from downloading apps from the Apple App Store.
Users were unable to accept the digital store’s Terms and Conditions agreements, according to some Twitter users (opens in new tab). Trying to hit “Agree” on the page resulted in an error message telling people to try again later and preventing them from installing any software. The issue is also not exclusive to iPhones or iOS 16 as the compatibility issue hit iOS 15.7, iPads (opens in new tab)even Mac computers (opens in new tab).
It is not known what caused this compatibility issue, some online suspicions that it could be a server error. Instead of letting it go in waves, Apple decided to launch iOS 16 to the world at once at 10pm PST (opens in new tab). It is very possible that the Terms and Conditions issue was caused by people all over the world downloading the operating system en masse, resulting in a server overload. Or it could have been incompatibility between iOS 16 and device apps.
We won’t know for sure, though, unless Apple releases an official statement. We did reach out to Apple to see if they could comment on the Terms and Conditions issue affecting iOS 16 and perhaps explain what happened. This story will be updated if we ever hear anything.
Watch Apple’s System Status (opens in new tab), all fixed at the time of writing for both the mobile and Mac App Store. For mobile, a message reads that some users were unable to access the App Store, but has since been resolved. For the Mac Store, it displays a similar message. Some Twitter users have confirmed that the terms and conditions issue has been resolved (opens in new tab) and can accept the terms and conditions. For those who are still affected, it is recommended that you first restart your phone and then update your device’s apps (opens in new tab) before iOS 16 was installed, according to TechRadar’s own Daryl Baxter.
Apple’s latest product launch was a bit bumpy. On September 9, pre-orders were opened for the upcoming iPhone 14, but this would eventually lead to Apple Store Online experiencing a ton of technical issues, according to 9 to 5 Mac (opens in new tab). Multiple accidental orders, server errors, and trade-in tool errors were some of the issues people encountered. Even telephone providers were not spared.
For example, T-Mobile’s ordering system had some transaction problems (opens in new tab) so people couldn’t get a phone. And on top of all that, there are reports that shipping dates for certain iPhone 14 models will be pushed back to October 25 (opens in new tab)more than a month after its official launch on September 16.
It is still possible to pre-order an iPhone 14. The price of the phone ranges from $799 for the basic package to up to $1,099 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. TechRadar has a list of several websites where you can pre-order the phone. You may experience delayed delivery when ordering directly from the Apple Store, but you may also have better odds with another website such as Amazon or John Lewis.