Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models in The Apple Clearance Store

Apple iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X was a groundbreaking device when it was released in 2017. It was the first iPhone to eliminate the Home button, brought gesture navigation to iOS, and introduced us to arguably the best Portrait mode camera on the market. It was the forerunner to this year’s iPhone XS and now it is … Read moreApple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models in The Apple Clearance Store

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

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 Launches Repair Programs for The 13-Inch MacBook Pro and iPhone X

iPhone X

Apple has launched two new repair programs through Apple Support.  The two programs are for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and for the iPhone X.  Both aim to provide customers a way to have repairs done or claim refunds for repair work already done.

For the MacBook Pro, it is an issue impacting the 13″ non-Touch Bar models sold between June 2017 and June 2018.  It is also covering just models with 128GB or 256GB of storage.  512GB and larger storage models are not impacted by this repair notice.  In some cases, users may experience data loss or failure.  This is due to an issue with their solid-state drives (SSD).  If this has happened, owners can have Apple or an authorized service center replace the SSD free of charge.

 

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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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FBI Forces Suspect to Unlock iPhone X With Face ID

iPhone X

In what is believe to be the first time, the FBI has forced a suspect to unlock his phone using Face ID.  The case involved Grant Michalski in Columbus, Ohio during an investigation into child abuse.  Forbes reports that during the investigation, the FBI required Michalski to unlock his iPhone X using Face ID by looking at his phone.  The result of this and a search of his phone led to charges for sending and receiving child pornography.

The requirement of a suspect to unlock their phone, either by fingerprint or facial recognition is legal but remains a sensitive subject for both consumers and tech companies like Apple.

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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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