iOS 17.0.3 Includes Several Enterprise-Related Bug Fixes

Apple today released iOS 17.0.3 with a fix for an issue that may cause iPhone 15 Pro models to run warmer than expected. The software update also includes other important bug fixes and security updates, according to Apple.

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In a support document, Apple revealed that iOS 17.0.3 includes several enterprise-related bug fixes. The update resolves an issue where devices managed via Apple Business Essentials are unable to complete setup after updating to iOS 17, and it fixes bugs related to managed Wi-Fi networks and Microsoft Exchange event invitations.

From the support document:

iOS 17.0.3

- Resolves an issue where Apple Business Essentials users were unable to complete setup after updating to iOS 17.
- iOS 17 devices no longer become unresponsive when joining a managed Wi-Fi network.
- The Calendar app will no longer resend invitations to all participants after accepting or declining an Exchange event invitation.

The device enrollment issue with Apple Business Essentials had been mentioned on Reddit.

iOS 17.0.3 is available for the iPhone XS and newer. The update can be installed in the Settings app under General → Software Update.

The same enterprise-related bug fixes are also included in iPadOS 17.0.3.

(Thanks, Aaron!)

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ethanwa79 Avatar
9 months ago

I can understand bugs with new software features but introducing bugs into old software features that should be polished to perfection is my issue.
Former software Quality Assurance Director here (now CEO of an app company)... what's you're seeing is called a "regression bug" in the software industry. On the surface, one feature in one part of the software may not seem to have anything to do with a new feature, but most stuff inside all of this software is surprisingly very interconnected. A lot of code bases are shared, including network libraries, UI, basic utility functions, etc. Make a change in one place, it breaks it in another.

QA should be doing regression test passes. Usually these are automated and nightly to find changes in behavior from build to build. They can be black box (meaning just testing the UI like a human would) and white box (testing the code functions themselves with unit testing, etc). There are all kinds of more intricate things you can do as well. QA should also have a stack of test cases built up over time that is essentially a dictionary of every possible scenario you can think of where something could go wrong, per feature, and they write that into your automation script. I guarantee you Apple has people who do all of this.

One of the problems though is that when software becomes incredibly complex, like iOS has, you can't hit or even think of EVERY possible scenario in your testing. It would just take too long to test and write scripts, etc. So that's why we have beta testers out in the wild... people who hit these weird edge cases that they missed or can't quite reproduce internally. Maybe some enterprise has some weird networking setup? Maybe some cell network in Vietnam uses a different non-standard signal compared to the rest of the world? Stuff like that.

I do agree with everyone else though; A billion dollar company like Apple shouldn't be missing some of the stuff they are. And who knows, maybe QA reported the bugs long ago, but they were shoved on a priority list and weren't "showstoppers" as we call them (or 0-day security exploits). Apple needed to get the promised iOS 17 out for the iPhone 15 launch, and maybe pushed these fixes out to a future 0.1 release on purpose. That the entire software team knew, and bugs were filed, but the business side of things pushed ahead anyway. It happens all the time in what is called a "triage" meeting to set priorities on bugs/features and how they line up with business objectives.

We'll never know what happened behind the scenes for these 0.1 releases though. But as a former QA guy (which is how I got my career started, my first job in QA when I was 21 at Microsoft in Seattle back in 2000), seeing Apple release a bunch of bugs drives me nuts even though I also understand the business side of why they do it. After all, the point of selling software isn't to make people happy (that's secondary), it's to make the business money. It's a fine balancing act and buggy software is often a result of that.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
9 months ago

another day, another bug. time to do a round of layoffs at apple, their engineers suck
New release software will always have bugs. Software on new hardware will always have more bugs.

If you're really sensitive to bugs, don't upgrade your software right away. Don't buy a new device on release day. Don't freaking install betas either, for crissake.

Using bleeding edge new release software/hardware and complaining about bugs is like leaning on a freshly painted wall and complaining about your shirt's new stripe.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brien Avatar
9 months ago
I concur. They are literally rearranging UI elements (Settings, the end call button, etc.) for the sake of change.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DoogH Avatar
9 months ago

another day, another bug. time to do a round of layoffs at apple, their engineers suck
Completely unnecessary comment.

Usually, this is a result of being told to prioritize other things and not being allotted the time to bug fix. It's probably also a result of moving people to VisionOS.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
9 months ago

You can’t go restore from 17.1 beta down to 17.0.3 either.
This has always been the case. If you want to go backwards you need to have a backup of your phone from before the upgrade.

When trying betas, ALWAYS run a backup, then turn off iCloud backup before you upgrade to the beta. Then if the beta has showstopper problems, you can restore your phone to the release version and restore from that last backup you made. Don't re-enable iCloud backups on the beta until you're sure everything works the way you want.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Octavius8 Avatar
9 months ago

another day, another bug. time to do a round of layoffs at apple, their engineers suck
Reality of sw engineering. Has been, is, and will be. In the whole planet in ALL companies!. In my own personal code!. Take it or experiment the same in other platforms. 25+ years of experience sw engineer here…
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)