Apple is preparing to launch another iOS update including fixes for bugs and errors in the recent version available for iOS device users.

According to MacRumors, "evidence" points to an upcoming iOS 16.0.3 version, which will likely contain fixes for iPhone 14 issues including excessive copy and paste permission prompts, among others.

Per the outlet, it found the evidence in its analytics logs, which it claims to have been a "reliable" indicator of such things in the past.

It's currently unclear if and when Apple will release the new iOS version, but considering the expected release of iOS 16.1 next month, it's very likely to arrive in the coming weeks so that it can still iron out some issues for affected users.

Currently, iOS 16 has some bugs affecting the overall iOS user experience. These include display flickering issues, for iPhones running on iOS 16, when the brightness is set to low; a low volume issue during CarPlay phone calls when using the new iPhone 14 Pro; a bug that causes the Mail app to crash; and more.

A new minor update containing fixes for the above-mentioned issues and more would be a welcome download for iPhone users, particularly those who spent hard-earned money on the iPhone 14 lineup, especially the higher-end units.

As for iOS 16.1, MacRumors noted that it is expected to feature support for Matter accessories in the Home app, Apple Fitness+ sans the Apple Watch, and Live Activities in third-party apps. It is also expected to come with a new Clean Energy Charging option in the U.S., as well as a battery percentage icon. It is expected to bring more features to the iPhone once it arrives.

New hardware

In other Apple news, the Cupertino tech giant is reportedly preparing to launch new devices despite being mum about a hardware event this month.

Apple typically holds a hardware event in October, but it appears that this year's event is "unlikely" and that the company might issue press releases instead of hosting an event.

That said, Apple is still expected to be busy this month even after launching a slew of devices in September, such as the iPhone 14 lineup, Apple Watch Series 8 and more. Tom's Guide noted that the Cupertino-based tech giant could still launch new Macs, iPads, and software updates, like the one mentioned above.

Now what could these new devices be? First is the iPhone 14 Plus, a larger version of the iPhone 14. Next is a MacBook Pro that features an M2 chip and comes in 14- and 16-inch sizes. A Mac mini with M2 chip could also arrive this year, as well as a new iPad Pro that could be powered by an M2 chipset as well.

That said, all of these are mere speculations at the moment. Readers are urged to stay tuned for more updates.