Review – Affordably and Quickly Charge Your iPhone with the AUKEY Wireless Charging Pad

AUKEY LC-C6 Fast Wireless Charger

We have finally reached a point where wireless charging is both fast and cheap. It wasn’t that long ago when charging your iPhone wasn’t even an option and when it did come with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, it was slow. Why? Mostly because the charging pads themselves were slow. That’s changed with … Read moreReview – Affordably and Quickly Charge Your iPhone with the AUKEY Wireless Charging Pad

Today’s Deal – AUKEY Wireless Fast Charger is $17 at Amazon

AUKEY LC-C6 Fast Wireless Charger

If you are looking for a solid fast wireless charging for your iPhone 8 or later, today’s deal is one to consider. The AUKEY LC-C6 is a fast wireless charger that supports the Qi standard that is used by Apple and Android devices. Right now you can pick one up for $16.99 on Amazon while … Read moreToday’s Deal – AUKEY Wireless Fast Charger is $17 at Amazon

Apple Removes iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Models from Stores in Germany After Qualcomm Case Ruling

iPhone 7 Lock Screen

As a result of the court ruling yesterday in Munich, Apple has proactively removed all iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from their 15 retail stores in Germany. This is the result of the sales ban that was won by Qualcomm yesterday. The injunction only impacts Apple stores themselves. Germans can still pick up an … Read moreApple Removes iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Models from Stores in Germany After Qualcomm Case Ruling

Reminder – Apple Battery Replacement Program Discounts End December 31

Battery Health in iOS

A friendly reminder to all readers on the Apple Battery Replacement Program. If you have an eligible iPhone model and your battery needs to be replaced, do it before December 31, 2018.  That is the last day of the discounted program after Batterygate that you can get the replacement for $29.

Starting January 1, 2019, the prices will go back up to $49 for most models with the exception of the iPhone X.  That will be a $69 battery replacement.

These are the eligible phones for the Battery Replacement Program

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X

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Apple is Now Selling Refurbished iPhone 8 Models for as low as $499

iOS 12.1 on iPhone 8

Now that the 2018 iPhone lineup has rolled out, last year’s iPhone models are starting to land in the Apple Refurbished section of the Apple Store.  The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were added on Friday, giving you the opportunity to buy a completely refurbished and warranty backed iPhone 8 for $499.  That’s some $300 less than the original price and $100 off the current price for this point new in the Apple Store.

You can find the listing for the refurbished iPhone 8 here but there are no iPhone 8 Plus units available currently.  Refurbished sales are first-come-first-served and only are listed as available if indeed Apple has some units on hand. These units can then be shipped to your local Apple Store for pick-up, or you can have it shipped to your home or office.

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Apple Adds iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X to Battery Power Management Program

Battery Health in iOS

While Apple’s battery power management in iOS has cause a fair amount of controversy, that hasn’t stopped the Cupertino tech giant from extending it further.  With the release of iOS 12.1 this week, Apple has added last year’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X to the list of devices where the power management feature is enabled.

Commonly referred to as “Batterygate”, the performance management feature is aimed at maintaining battery longevity and preventing unexpected shutdowns due to spikes in demand on your iPhone.  They do this by throttling down speeds of the device when necessary.

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Apple iPhone Lineup Drops The iPhone SE and iPhone 6s

Current iPhone Lineup - Sept 2018

As expected, Apple has officially dropped sales of the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s.  The news will certainly be disappointing for those that love the 4″ iPhone.  With the release of the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, the Cupertino company announced their currently available devices to buy along with new pricing.

It will start with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which will start at $449, followed by the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.  Those will start at $599 for the smaller of the two phones.

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Seneo 3 Coil Wireless Charging Stand for Current iPhone Lineup Down to $13.59 at Amazon

Senso 3 Coil Wireless Charging Stand

Today’s Deal is a great option for those of you who are looking for a wireless changing stand for your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus.  The Senso Q Wireless Charging stand sports 3 charging coils for accuracy and efficiency when you place your iPhone on it in either portrait or landscape viewing.  Right now over at Amazon, you can pick up one of these charging stands for $13.59, a great price for a solid, highly rated wireless charging stand.

The Seneo charger has all of the built-in protections that you would expect.  It has temperature controls so your phone doesn’t overheat (nor the stand itself) and it has protections to prevent overcharging of your phone.

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Apple Launches iPhone 8 Logic Board Repair Program

iPhone 7 Lock Screen

Apple has launched a new iPhone 8 Logic Board Repair program to address logic board issues that impacted a small percentage of iPhone 8 owners.  The issue would cause random freezing, reboots, and unresponsive devices.  While it impacted a small percentage of the overall number of iPhone 8’s out there, Apple Support felt it was enough of an issue to offer free repairs to address the issue.

The logic board issue was found to be an issue on 8’s sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S.  The issue only impacts iPhone 8 and does not impact Plus devices. Apple has created a site where you can enter the serial number of your phone to determine if yours is impacted by the logic board issue.  Even if you bought your iPhone 8 before or after this date range, head to the site to make sure that your phone isn’t impacted.

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Today’s Deal – JETech Clear Case for Your iPhone 7 or 8 for $7.99

JETech Clear Case for iPhone 7 or 8

Today’s Deal is for those of you who are looking for a solid case for your iPhone 7 or iPhone 8.  JETech has been a long time iPhone accessories manufacture and currently you can pick up their clear case for $7.99 (affiliate link) on Amazon.

The case has a clear, scratch resistant back with a clear, softer plastic around the edge to protect it from drops and shocks.  The bezel is also raised to help protect your screen from drops or falls.

Read moreToday’s Deal – JETech Clear Case for Your iPhone 7 or 8 for $7.99