Owners of iPhone devices who had purchased a battery replacement last year for an out of warranty iPhone model may be qualified to receive a $50 credit from Apple. Recently this week, the tech giant has set up a new support web page, which contains an announcement of a policy on rebates. This policy happens to be applicable to purchases completed at authorized outlets.
As the world’s number one seller of smartphone devices, Samsung routinely ships tens of millions of its handsets on an annual basis. But as recently revealed during a trial, it turns out that the South Korean mobile brand received about four million smartphones returned for service in the United States yearly, and another million unit returned for damaged displays.
It was nearly a couple of weeks ago when Apple had first began rolling outiOS 11.3, which is the newest iteration of its iOS mobile operating system. That deployment brought the usual bug fixes, as well as some cool enhancements, such as upgrades to ARKit (Apple’s augmented reality platform), battery related features, and a new message that notifies users whenever iOS 11 wants to gain access to private information.
Nearly a couple of weeks ago, Huawei had announced its latest high end phablets -- the P20 and the P20 Pro. While its follow up models to last year’s P10 handsets continued to offer some delicious flagship level specifications, the third biggest phone maker in the world appeared to be more excited about showcasing the P20’s cutting edge camera system, boosted by the Chinese tech giant’s ongoing collaboration with Leica, the highly rated German camera maker.
Despite the fact that Samsung’s new flagships -- the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus -- will not hit store shelves everywhere until this Friday (March 16th), apparently the South Korean tech giant is already rolling out the first ever software update for the devices.
According to Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (a Democrat from Stockton), she is looking to propose legislation in the state of California that would require electronic device and gadget makers to have all repair related information, diagnostic machines, and service parts available to independent repair service providers, and even to the owners of consumer devices themselves.
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.
Every mobile user out there is familiar with this particular problem -- the cracked display. And considering that the iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world, cracked displays happen often to owners of Apple’s handset. But most people do not realize that cracked iPhone screens can be repaired by a machine called the Horizon Machine.
This technology, however, is proprietary. This means that because Apple has sole ownership of the machines, it has every right to use it only for its purposes. Thus, Horizon Machines are only likely to be found in Apple retail stores across the globe, and in a very limited number of third party repair centers
Here is some interesting bit of news for customers of Verizon Wireless who do not have mobile phone insurance yet -- the biggest mobile operator in America has announced an open enrollment period for all of its existing subscribers to its Total Mobile Protection plans, which have now been updated to include same day repair for damaged display screens.
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.
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