iPhone XS and XS Max Charging Bug – ProClip Roundup Recap

October 5, 2018 •

 

ProClip Roundup: Season 3 Episode 4

We’re back with another edition of the ProClip Roundup! It’s the weekly news show where we talk about the mobile and car tech news that actually matters. Here’s a glance at the stories that mattered to us this week.

iPhone “Chargegate”

It seems like every time a new iPhone is released, a sudden problem arises. Sometimes, the phones bend a little easily, but with the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, iPhone users have reported charging issues. “Chargegate” victims report that even when plugged in, their brand-new phone won’t charge. Ultimately, this isn’t too serious of an issue as iOS 12.1 beta appears to have fixed the issue entirely, but it goes to show that even when you pay more than $1,000 for a phone, you can still have issues.

Elon Musk Steps Down as Tesla Chairman

After controversially tweeting that he would like to take Tesla private at $420 per share, Elon Musk was officially sued by the SEC. The lawsuit caused Tesla stock to plummet 14% on Friday, leading to Musk stepping down as Chairman. He will remain as CEO, but the action to step down should benefit Tesla in the long run.

Tesla Model 3 Confuses Police Officer

The owner of a Tesla Model 3, Jon Hall, was pulled over last weekend when a police officer mistook the infotainment screen on the car for a computer mounted on the dashboard. Hall explained to the officer that the screen is stock on the car and contains the controls to the Model 3. After a chuckle, Hall was able to drive away without a ticket, but it is a reminder that driving with a large tablet can be dangerous.

Netherlands Bans Cyclists from Cell Phone Use

Using a cell phone while driving has been illegal in the Netherlands since 2002 and is now being expanded to bicycles. Previously, bicyclists were exempt from the law due to slower speeds, but the rise of e-bikes and congestion in bike lanes has caused a change. The law will go into effect next July. If you’re looking for a way to keep your phone secure on your bike, ProClip has a solution for you!

That’s all the time we have for this week’s ProClip Roundup! Be sure to subscribe and let us know if there are any stories you want us to cover.