Every year, some owners of iPhones are claiming that their device are slowing down, and a number are even saying that Apple is deliberately making older models get worse in order to pressure iOS mobile users to upgrade to the latest model. Is there some truth to this?
Well, it is a bit complicated. When SprintrelaunchedVirgin Mobile back in June earlier this year, the fourth biggest mobile operator in America had positioned the prepaid brand as an iPhone only carrier. It turned out that Virgin had landed a deal with Apple to sell only iPhone devices through a new wireless plan called Inner Circle, offering unlimited gigabytes of data for $50 each month.
Amidst all the attention that Google’s Pixel 2 devices are getting this week, various reports have surfaced in the last few days in the interwebs of incidents of the iPhone 8 Plus’ battery expanding in size, and even causing the Apple smartphone to break open.
Every year, Apple regularly releases its Environmental Responsibility Report in order to let everybody know how it is doing its part to help Mother Earth. But this year, as it celebrates the decade long existence (and massive popularity) of one of its most successful products, the iPhone, it has taken the opportunity to publish an environmental report specifically for one of its new flagship offerings, the iPhone X.
Via a statement, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is once again urging Apple to activate support for FM radio in the tech giant’s iPhone devices, especially in light of the series of hurricanes that have hit the United States within the last couple of months. Pai also said that he has called on the mobile industry several times in the past in order to get FM chips activated in just about every recent smartphone released in the US mobile market.
According to a recent report published by Nikkei Asian Review, it turns out that the 3D sensor being used on the iPhone X’s Face ID feature is apparently going through some production issues. Because of these issues, Apple’s manufacturing partners can not seem to produce iPhone X units fast enough, which could affect the company’s ability to meet the demand, at least with regards to the first initial orders.
Apple has now started rolling out the final version of iOS 11, the newest iteration of its iOS mobile operating system. As previously reported over the last few months, this version comes with new cool features, particularly for the iPad, as well as core functionalities for iPhone devices. iOS 11 is made available both by way of an over the air update in the Settings app, and as a wired update which Apple users can gain access to by plugging their iOS powered handset into iTunes. It goes without saying that a lot of mobile users will be trying to get their hands on the latest version of iOS.
iPhone owners now have more reason to take good care of their devices. The prices for screen repair services of Apple’s smartphones have risen by twenty bucks. Apparently, the tech giant has chosen to introduce the changes in pricing quietly, but iOS mobile users have since taken to Reddit some time during the weekend to sound the alarm for fellow iPhone owners.
The initial deal offered by Sprint last week for the iPhone 8 allowed interested buyers to purchase the handset at half the usual price of a device lease spanning a period of 18 months. The wireless carrier, however, has decided to update the offer -- customers can now get their hands on a 64 gigabyte edition of the iPhone 8, free of charge, by way of a trade in deal and an 18 month lease. You can call Sprint at (844) 257-3516.
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