Category Archives: iPhone

iOS 11.0.3 or updates that do more harm than good

Consecutive iOS 11 patches were supposed to fix multiple issues with that operating system, the most crucial one being high power consumption – iOS 11 ate through the battery like I eat through primavera with double cheese. Unfortunately, the updates not only did not fix this but they made things worse by adding new glitches. iPhone 8 owners complain about, among other things, a huge lag in phone’s menus or applications. Things are even worse on iPhones 7 and SE; these devices now have to be charged twice every day. Twice. Every. Day.Apple has yet to release an official ...

Shipments of iPhone X will be few and far between – less than 50k units are ready

It is no news that Apple has supply problems. What is news is that those supply problems are getting even worse: Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, has only delivered 46.500 units of iPhone X so far. When compared to predicted number of pre-orders, that is said to reach roughly 40 to 50 million, that amount seems, and indeed is, paltry as f**k. The main issue with production seems to be not OLED panels but the 3D TrueDepth face scanner camera. Those gizmos are reportedly difficult to manufacture, with Foxconn being able to dish out ”only” a few tens of thousands per ...

iPhone 7 Plus 1, bullet 0, or how Seven Plus saved life

It seems like we have an iPhone Day today in IMEI24. I have already managed to berate low sales of iPhone 8 and inform you about how one unit of that model just went up in flames in China. Now I have to take a sharp turn and praise a bit older model iPhone 7 Plus, for doing something right. Maybe it’s karma.I doubt I have to remind you about the latest Las Vegas massacre. Stephen Paddock, 64, have decided to gather large amount of weapons and then unleashed it on people attending a concert, killing 59 people and wounding almost six hundred more. Killer might have had sixty counts on ...

Whoops! Iphone 8 burned while charging

We have already received a number of reports on the so called Splitgate; batteries in some of the iPhone 8’s seem to have a nasty tendency of swelling and pushing the phone aparat. That is always an interesting thing to write about, but today I have something much tastier and trendy for you.One iPhone 8 user, a Chinaman of unknown name and age, connected his phone to the charger in another room and went to bed, hoping that the phone will charge during the night. Upon waking up in the morning, he noticed smoke coming out of the room. When he entered, he saw his iPhone 8 in flames. ...

iPhone 8 does not sell well and it is not weird

What did you expect, miles long queues before Apple stores? It does not take a genius to see that iPhone 8 is just a slightly improved version of last year’s iPhone 7. Who will want to spend seven to nine hundred bucks on a phone that is just good and nothing more? Well, some people, certainly, but if Internet talk is any kind of indicator then there will not be many people of that kid. There is no official record of number of iPhone 8’s sold so far yet, but much can be deducted from what both the revievers and readers in comments say. ”Boring”, ”same thing as ...

Oh my, oh dear, iPhone 7 has a wireless exploit

Google has just discovered an exploit that, without going into technical details of the how-whats, can allow someone to take remote control of the other person’s iPhone. The gate that allows the exploit to take place is reportedly seven glitches in WiFi Broadcom drivers. Exploit only allows to take control of an iPhone 7 with iOS 10.x.So far Apple has not made an official comment on the issue. I am sure it will be addressed any minute now. ...

iPhone X makes waves as its promo billboards appear around the world

They are coming to get you*, Bar… iPhone fan. It is only three weeks until iPhone X debuts on November 3. Apple is using this time to up its propaganda, I mean advertisement. Posters and billboards presenting iPhone X are popping up in Japan, UK, Canada, USA and other places around the globe. Billboards have been spotted at shopping malls, underground train stations, simply by the road and in many other locations. iPhone X is also making a number of ”live” appearances as Apple employees are testing the phone during their day to day activities.Time to get hyped, I guess. If ...

Apple and LG work on folding and flexible OLED phones

Hey, it turns out that there is an acronym for folding and flexible OLED phones – FFOLED. Well, as it turns out Apple plans on making a FFOLED phone, and wants LG to help out with it. According to The Korea Herald, Apple wants to source its OLED panels, as well as flexible circuit board, from LG as part of its development of a FFOLED iPhone prototype. Apple is said to already own a number of patented flexible phone designs. The reason why Apple wants to work with LG instead of Samsung (to which it outsourced the OLED panels for iPhone X) is, or so we hear, Apple’s fear of ...

iPhone X renders. This is what Apple’s flagship might look like

Rendering exhibits both a ”normal” 5-8′ and larger 6.4′ versions of iPhone X. We have had no official news on the larger phone being made, but it is a sound hypothesis, seeing how Apple loves to release Plus versions of many of its devices. Other than that, the renders do not tell us anything special. Both phones will have essentially the same design, with identical front and back panels.As a reminder, iPhone X will be released on November 3rd; it can be pre-ordered starting a week earlier, October 27th. ...

iOS 11.0.2 released for iPhone and iPad

Hello, iPhone bug fixed and performance improvements! Apple has recently released a second update to its newest OS, iOS 11. Among the small number of fixes’n’improvements the most prominent one is the fixed issue of static audio noise that often plagued iPhone 8 users during phone calls.Update is available for every device that sports iOS 11. To download it, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Remember to charge up your device’s battery, as download and installation can easily eat 50% of your charge.Hopefully this one will fix more issues than it creates. ...