Category Archives: iPhone

Apple will finally fix iPhones with non-Apple batteries

After years of practicing their particular kind of monopoly, Apple is now relenting: the company will fix iPhones which batteries were fixed or exchanged in an Apple-unauthorized shops. Apple repairers will not only fix those devices but, if needed, they will also replace third-party batteries with ones certified by the Big Fruit. This will be an option when an unauthorized battery is the cause of problems.Good. ...

iPhone is making its own foldable?

According to the chinese ETNews, Apple has recently ordered a large supply of flexible displays from Samsung Display. These are almost exacly the same displays as the ones used in Galaxy Fold, except their diagonal is 0.1′ smaller. This is not a final and definite proof that Apple is making its own foldables, but there are also rumours, provided by CNBC and based on their unknown source, that Apple has been planning on making an iPhone foldable device for the last year. Does the fruit(y) company really want to take a bite out of the foldable cake? It is hard to say, especially since ...

Apple replaces defective iPhone X displays

It has come to Apple’s attention that some iPhone X smartphones have a defect in their displays. This defect’s effects are, quote:– the display, or part of the display, does not respond or responds intermittenly to touch,– the display reacts even though it was not touched.If your iPhone X – and only iPhone X – is experiencing the above issues, any Apple authorized service provider will replace its defective display free of charge. For more information on how to proceed if your iPhone X has the aforementioned defect, read this. ...

Apple Watch will finally get the sleep tracking function

Apple Watch may be one of the most successful smartwatches out there, but it still lacks in few departments. One of them is the sleep tracking, something that no AW has ever had. According to Bloomberg, which information source is reportedly reliable, Apple wants to fix this and add sleep tracking in 2020. The function will be added either to Apple Watch 4 or its successor, but only if it passes a number of rigorous tests. The main point of these tests will be to see how much can the battery consumption of sleep tracking be decreased: as of now, AW 4 last for one to two days, and with sleep ...

Mophie releases Juice Pack Access battery cases for iPhone XS Max, XS, and XR

What are those fancy gizmos? Nothing special, really: simply a high-quality (or so I have been led to believe) battery pack cases for Apple’s four newest iPhones. Priced at $99.95 and available from Mophie website, Juice Pack Access use 5W wireless charging to keep your smartphone juiced up, with 2000-2200mAh power units in their packs. They can be charged using either a Qi wireless charger or through the built-in USB-C port. When compared to Apple’s brand battery cases, Mophie’s are significantly less expensive; this comes with a trade-off of having smaller batteries. ...

A report shows a large increase in app spending among the iPhone users

A report has been prepared by Sensor Tower website which states the above. According to it, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 % between 2017 and 2018. This means that, while the average iPhone user spent $58 on apps in 2017, the same user spent $79 on them in 2018. Reportedly more than a half of this revenue has been spent on mobile gaming; much of the rest of increase is due to subscription-based apps. ...

Some iPhone apps save your screen data without your consent

According to Tech Crunch specialists, some of the apps available on the App Store take both screen pictures as well as button usage data without the knowledge of their users. The guilty apps are the ones that use analytical tools made by the Glassbox company. Those tools put special programming code into the infected app that then infects the smartphone the app is installed on; it then sends data it gathers back to the app’s publisher. Not only are these informations collected illegally, as the companies using Glassbox do not inform their users about it in the user’s agreement ...

A number of iPhone X and XS owners have problems with their smartphones’ flashlights

Namely, they complain that it is too easy to accidentally turn the blasted thing on when in the lock screen. According to USA Today:”If you’ve ever discovered that the flashlight on your iPhone was suspiciously turned on after pulling the device from your pocket, you are far from alone.Some people have been alerted by strangers on the street that the mini searchlight on their phone is beaming for the world to see. Others report having looked down to discover the flashbulb shining through their clothing.Either way, no one is ever thrilled to find out that their expensive ...

iPhone sells well in the US and much less well in China

According to the research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone XR was the best selling phone of the last quarter of 2018 in the US. The number of iPhone 8 equals that of iPhones 8 and 8 Plus combined, and iPhone XR counted for 39% of all Apple smartphones sold in that time. Unfortunately (or fortunately), things are not as great in China: During the whole 2018 Apple has managed to sell only 34.2 million units of their devices there, 2.5 million less than two years ago. Apple has lost its position of the 2nd favourite Chinese smartphone brand to Xiaomi; as for ...