Apparently, Apple is developing a technology to pre-update iPhones before they reach consumers. A special wireless pad will be used to update iPhone units without having to open the box before the end of the year.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple isn’t just considering this as an idea but is actively working on it. With this system, multiple iPhone units will be able to be activated, updated, and powered down without having to remove them from their original packaging.

As a result of this move, smartphone users, particularly those without a lot of technological knowledge, will be able to solve a common dilemma. In order to ensure optimal performance and security, a new iPhone often requires an immediate software update. This crucial step is often overlooked by first-time users, leaving their devices potentially vulnerable or underperforming.

Whether Apple will extend this feature to its carrier partners is the big question looming over this development. In the absence of confirmation, it’s unclear whether these advanced pads will be sent to other retailers that stock iPhones.

It remains to be seen how Android manufacturers will respond to Apple’s entry into this territory. Are they likely to follow suit if they provide a pre-updated experience, or will this be a unique selling point that sets Apple apart from its competitors?