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2018 iPhone headphone jack dongles tipped axed

2018 iPhone headphone jack dongles tipped axed

Analysts suggested this week that 2018 iPhones of all sorts might well do away with in-box dongles. That means no more headphone jack at all for the average user - not unless they want to pay extra for said dongle purchased separately. This would be the first time Apple released an iPhone with no in-box access to a headphone jack since the dawn of the iPhone.

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If your iPhone does this, get it fixed ASAP

If your iPhone does this, get it fixed ASAP

Today we're having a peek at a little-known sign of an error in a number of iPhones purchased over the past several years. The error appears in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and it shows itself as a "graying out" of apps. Once the graying begins, the phone cannot be shut down, or it becomes stuck in a boot loop the likes of which only an opening up of the phone can fix.

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iPhone 7 boot loops traced to audio chip loosening after years

iPhone 7 boot loops traced to audio chip loosening after years

Like any physical thing, smartphone components degrade over time through wear and tear. That said, it’s pretty worrying if that happens just after a phone’s warranty has gone out, far sooner than their forebears. That is the no man’s land situation that owners of the iPhone 7/7s and iPhone 7/7s Plus are now experiencing in large numbers. Users are reporting either nonfunctional mics or, worse, boot loops that third-party repair shops are tracing to a loose connection pad on the iPhone’s audio chip.

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Apple aware of select iPhone 7 models experiencing disabled mics

Apple aware of select iPhone 7 models experiencing disabled mics

If you're an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus user that's noticed the phone's microphone has stopped working properly, you're not alone. It turns out that certain models of the iPhone 7 have begun experiencing a mic bug after updating to iOS 11.3 or later. The issue doesn't appear to be too widespread at the moment, but with the result being a nonfunctional microphone it makes things like calls and FaceTime pretty difficult.

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iPhone 9 incoming: The 5 points of detail

iPhone 9 incoming: The 5 points of detail

Apple's iPhone 8S or iPhone 9 might well be released within the next few months. What we've got for specs thus far sit squarely in the realm of rumors and insider tips. Not unlike previous years at this point in the process, we're fairly sure we've got in line our most basic idea of what's coming soon.

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ShiftCam 2.0 and ProLens: truly mobile iPhone pro photography

ShiftCam 2.0 and ProLens: truly mobile iPhone pro photography

Lens clips for iPhones and others smartphones are nothing new. They offered interchangeable lenses, a feature that still escapes even the most advanced smartphone camera. They all, however, have the same design disadvantage. You have to attach the lenses every time you use them and detach them when done. Not only do you run the risk of losing those lenses, that’s also precious seconds lost trying to set it all up. Last year, startup Shiftcam introduced a case and lens system that resolved all those. Now they’re back with ShiftCam 2.0, a more refined and more powerful version that won’t make it look like you have an armored phone in your pocket.

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iPhone 7 “No Service” issue gets free Apple repair

iPhone 7 “No Service” issue gets free Apple repair

Apple will make free repairs to iPhone 7 handsets which suffer a frustrating "No Service" bug, including refunding owners who already paid for a fix. The new iPhone 7 Repair Program affects handsets in the US, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Macao, though not all versions of the smartphone will be eligible - or, indeed, suffer this particular issue.

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Refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available from Apple

Refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available from Apple

In the market for a slightly older iPhone that has been certified and is covered by a warranty? If so, Apple's latest online offering is for you. The company has started selling refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones through its website, doing so alongside a 1-year warranty and the promise that all units have been tested and certified.

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Pre-Loved iPhone 7, 7 Plus on Virgin Mobile coming next month

Pre-Loved iPhone 7, 7 Plus on Virgin Mobile coming next month

Who says iPhones have to be expensive? Or brand new for that matter. If you’re not too averse to the idea of buying a refurbished Apple phone from any carrier, the Virgin Mobile’s newest promo might be to your liking. To express love for the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus, the mobile carrier will be offering “Certified” Pre-Loved models starting February at very low prices. And being “certified” means it’s one step above your regular refurbished offer, also available from Virgin Mobile.

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iOS 11.3 Beta download: how to and where

iOS 11.3 Beta download: how to and where

This afternoon Apple released the newest version of iOS for iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.3 (in public beta form.) Users will be able to download this software whenever they get the opportunity, starting earlier today. Users with an iPad or iPhone released in the past 3 years will be able to make with all the download'n right this minute.

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Apple’s good reason for slowing old iPhones won’t help

Apple’s good reason for slowing old iPhones won’t help

It's fair to say that Apple's admission this week that no, your old iPhone getting slower isn't just in your imagination, has proved divisive. For years, the idea that an older iPhone would perform more slowly than it once did was dismissed as paranoia. Now, it turns out, Apple actually is adjusting power profiles on handsets like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, arguing that it's doing it for good reasons.

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iPhone slowdown blamed on controversial fix for aging batteries

iPhone slowdown blamed on controversial fix for aging batteries

Older iPhones getting unexpectedly slower could be down aging batteries rather than iOS inefficiency, with Apple said to be artificially throttling handsets to prolong runtimes. For years, Apple - and other smartphone makers - have been accused of quietly encouraging so-called "planned obsolescence," where the experience of using a device is artificially worsened to encourage upgrades.

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