Category Archives: iPhone

This time it was an iPhone that exploded!

I am so excited, it has been a while since I wrote about a smartphone blowing up and now it is not even a Samsung! Christmas came early this year. Today’s victim of a lack of absolute, impossible to reach precision of fabrication is one Rocky Mohamadali from state of Washington, U.S. Mister Mohamadali has decided to update his iPhone X to OS version 12.1. He begun the process, plugged the device into the charger and got very surprised when the phone begun to very quickly overheat. Soon smoke begun to erupt from beneath the phone’s frame, and since where there is smoke, there is ...

How Russians buy iPhones

That is how you do it! Well, at least if your goal is to piss people off… A funny little story recently popped up online about a Russian who wanted to buy an iPhone XR. The man went to the Apple store, chose the phone he wanted and paid up, no big deal. The funny part is how he decided to pay – instead of using either his credit card or hard paper money, the man paid for the iPhone XR in change; 100 thousand rubles that managed to fill half a bathtub. Kudos for nice trolling, although if I were the shop’s manager I would consider kicking the man out. What would you do? ...

Apple ID of some users locked, reason unknown

For whatever reason imaginable, Apple ID of some users have been locked ever since earlier today. Rumours on the Internet are that it may be the work of a large scale attack on Apple’s security systems. Thankfully, in most cases answering a security question and entering a trusted phone number for validation is enough to regain access.We will let you know more as soon as there is any official information. For now, though, do not panic and know that you are not alone. ...

iPhone 8 is the top selling smartphone in the US this quarter

iPhones may have only held the bronze medal for the most popular smartphones globally, with Samsung and Huawei beating it to the pedestal, but Apple’s brand is still strong in its motherland. According to the Kantar Worldpanel data, iPhone 8 achieved the 9.4 percent share of smartphone sold in 3rd quarter of this year, while Samsung Galaxy S9 ruled in the EU. Apple also recorded increased iPhone 8 sales in Germany, Australia and China. ...

Two new Apple watch bands are out, Single Tour and Double Tour Hermès

Two new Apple watch bands have been added to Apple online store, Single Tour and Double Tour Hermès. Single Leather Band Tour costs $339, while Swift Leather Double Tour band is priced $489. Both are available in a new Amber-Capucine-Rose Azalée colour combo. They will work with, respectively, 38 and 40mm and 42 and 44mm Apple Watch models. Both bands should become available in retail soon. More colour variants will probably arrive at a yet specified date. ...

iPhone XR may not be doing very well

Apple iPhone XR, a budget flagship that costs more than most flagships, does not sell well. Who would have thought? According to the stock market index Nikkei, customers interest in XR turned out to be lesser than Apple anticipated, and the company was forced to lower the number of XR production lines. Unfortunately, we do not have the specific sales numbers. What we have is knowledge that Apple has increased the production rate of iPhones 8 and 8 Plus. This repeats last year’s scenario, in which iPhone 7 became a much more popular choice after its price dropped due to the release of ...

Apple versus gas

An atypical and quite interesting story. A helium leak took place in one of Chicago’s hospitals, probably due to a malfunction of an MRI scan device. Thankfully the leak has proven to be harmless to hospitalized as well as personnel… but not so much to their Apple devices. Most of Apple’s devices in the hospital turned off and refused to turn back on; some of them did not respond when connected to a charger; some worked but their touch screens did not respond to touch. Most of the devices begun to work properly again after a few days, although one iPhone suffered major ...

iPhone 8 and X get performance management options

You surely remember last year’s scandal with Apple lowering its older smartphones’ performances in order to ”keep them working longer, not to make you buy new models, honest”, right? It ended with Apple lowering prices of battery changing as well as giving us a software option of deciding whether we want to lower our phones’ performance or use them to their fullest capabilities. Up until recently, there was no such option for iPhones 8 and X, but now, with the 12.1 iOS update, they have received it. Apple even states that the management feature will work better ...

iOS 12.1 is out today. New features

Beta tests of iOS 12.1 are over and the update is now available for every Apple device owner out there. What changes does it bring? Well, not a lot:– 70 new emojis,– eSIM support,– ability to change the sharpness of pictures while taking a shot,– FaceTime group chats.Today at 15:00 Apple will hold a conference on which the update will be talked over in details. ...

Last week Apple celebrated iPod’s 17th birthday

Hip hip hooray I guess. It was seventeen years and five days ago that Steve Jobs first presented the original iPhone to the world. iPod was one of the milestones that made Apple what it is today; compact music player with large memory and simple, intuitive (for 2001) controls, as well as auto-sync with iTunes. The $399 device that could hold ”1,000 songs in your pocket” was released following a successful marketing campaign. After its success, Apple took to releasing new iPod models every year, although the series is seemingly nearing its end, what with Apple closing off the ...