This might be good news for those who currently own an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s -- the biggest wireless carrier in America has a new limited time promotional deal that promises to give two hundred bucks for specific iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s owners who decide to port their phone numbers to the Big Red’s network. Strictly speaking, the special offer is open to all customers who possess any iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 6s Plus in all memory size configurations.
For several months now, some owners of iPhone 6 Plus devices and independent repair technicians have been complaining about “touch disease” whose symptoms include a flickering gray bar that displays across the top section of an iPhone 6 Plus’ display and inconsistent responsiveness on the touch screen. These symptoms are said to get worse, eventually rendering the affected unit basically useless.
T-Mobile has issued a statement advising its customers, especially those who own iPhone devices, to wait just a little bit before updating to iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The statement was actually a tweet by John Legere himself, the chief executive officer of the major US wireless carrier. The advisory was specifically targeted to mobile users who currently have an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 Plus, or an iPhone SE unit.
In certain iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units, the touch screens are found to have a defect, specifically becoming unresponsive, essentially rendering them inoperable. As a result, owners of these affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices are suing Apple, as reported by Reuters. As indicated in a proposed countrywide class action suit filed over the weekend, Apple has allegedly known of the touch screen issue, but has since done nothing to properly address the problem.
Users of iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus devices who notice a gray bar being displayed on their handsets should be worried -- it could spell serious issues for their smartphone. As reported by iFixIt and Forbes, there have been numerous cases of the same thing happening being reported in Apple support forums.
It appears that Apple is having some little iPhone troubles in big China. According to a report published by Bloomberg, the tech giant has been ordered by Chinese officials to halt the selling of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices in Beijing, the capital city of the most populated country in the world.
Yup, you read that headline right. Dish, the satellite TV provider, has just launched a new service that offers to fix Apple iPhone devices, and the really cool thing about this is that those availing of the service will never need to get out of their homes. Granted, this latest move from a company primarily known for satellite TV services is a bit odd, but why not, right?
If you are a subscriber of AT&T and own an iPhone 6 device (or newer model), you can now make and take voice calls by way of Wi-Fi outside the country. Yup, the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States has started sending text messages to its subscribers just this week, basically notifying them that AT&T’s Wi-Fi calling feature has been expanded to territories outside the US. As updated in the official web page for AT&T’s Wi-Fi calling service, the feature can now be used in the Domestic Coverage Area (which includes the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) as well as from most international regions.
Verizon Wireless has announced that it will be offering Wi-Fi calling to its subscribers who own iPhone devices by way of Apple’s recent update to its iOS 9.3 mobile operating system. According to the Big Red, it had already started rolling out support for Wi-Fi calling in 2015 but only to mobile users who have Android powered handsets. This year, the biggest wireless carrier in the United States is looking to further expand its support for Wi-Fi calling to iOS users as well.
iPhone owners, beware -- if you noticed that the home button on your smartphone is not working properly and you are thinking of heading to a third party for repairs, you might want to hold off on that idea. It appears that a recent update to Apple’s iOS 9 mobile operating system renders iPhone devices virtually useless if some party other than an official technican from Apple tinkers with the home button. If that happens, an Error 53 code is then displayed after the device is wiped and shut down.
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