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iPhone 8 with third-party screen replacements bricked by latest iOS

iPhone 8 with third-party screen replacements bricked by latest iOS

OEMs naturally want their products to be repaired only by them or at the very least authorized service centers. This could be for various reasons ranging from quality assurance to IP protection to additional revenue. However, consumers naturally gravitate towards cheaper, more convenient options, which sometimes means third-party services. Unsurprisingly, Apple, as before, seems to have found a way to discourage that practice by disabling touch functionality on iPhone 8 units running the latest iOS 11.3 whose screens have been repaired and replaced by unauthorized third-parties.

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iPhone 8 plus one lens may mean 3 camera X upgrade

iPhone 8 plus one lens may mean 3 camera X upgrade

Apple's next iPhone might well add another camera lens to its back if today's rumors have anything to say about it. With the iPhone X already stretching the limits of the front of the phone, we're now to understand that Apple's considering pushing the boundaries of the back. While the Apple x Samsung battle fueled headlines in the past, it might just be time that Apple's most interesting rival switched to Huawei.

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iPhone 8, 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED releases confirmed by Apple

iPhone 8, 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED releases confirmed by Apple

It was just a few hours ago we heard that Apple was planning special (PRODUCT)RED releases of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and now the company has confirmed them. Apple officially revealed the two new phones just a few minutes ago, make them the latest phones in Apple's lineup to get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment. Unfortunately, they don't seem to be accompanied by a special edition iPhone X, so those of you looking to support the cause by picking up a new phone will need to settle for a standard iPhone 8 or an iPhone 8 Plus.

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Red iPhone 8, 8 Plus coming via (PRODUCT)Red, Virgin Mobile

Red iPhone 8, 8 Plus coming via (PRODUCT)Red, Virgin Mobile

While it’s not exactly the new black anymore, naturally red smartphones are still a rare commodity. Especially when it comes to iPhones, whose red models are even fewer and almost seasonal. iPhone fans, however, need not fear because leaksters are seeing red painted in their future. According to an internal Virgin Mobile memo, new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus colors under the (PRODUCT)Red brand will be coming this week. The bad news? There might not be a red iPhone X.

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Apple headphones would confirm Beats aren’t enough for everyone

Apple headphones would confirm Beats aren’t enough for everyone

A new pair of Apple wireless headphones were tipped this weekend, likely coming to the company's lineup at their next big event. As the company's wireless earbuds seem to have sold extraordinarily well since launch, there's a question of branding in the mix. Why did Apple buy Beats Electronics if not for their audio superiority?

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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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Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Why you see no choice in 2018

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Why you see no choice in 2018

In the year 2018, most Americans only consider one of two smartphones to purchase as their next mobile device. One is the iPhone, the one and only choice for many users who've only ever owned an iPhone and don't plan on switching any time soon. The other is the Galaxy S9, part of the Galaxy S line that's held the "wow" factor in many other American minds over the past half-decade. But why is that?

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iPhone sales revenue Q1 2018: iPhone X premium pricing in effect

iPhone sales revenue Q1 2018: iPhone X premium pricing in effect

Apple released Q1 2018 earnings this afternoon with iPhone revenue up, but unit sales down, year over year. Because units went down but revenue went up, we can assume only one thing: People are spending more cash on their iPhone. That very likely means that the iPhone X took a big chunk of sales this quarter, and also likely means that iPhone sales tended to trend higher - the larger of the two standard iPhone 8 models, and iPhone X.

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iPhone X and 8 Verizon BOGO deal is complex but worth it

iPhone X and 8 Verizon BOGO deal is complex but worth it

It isn't often we see discounts on iPhones, but every once in a while, carriers like to break them out to get people in the door. Today, that carrier is Verizon, which has announced a new BOGO deal on the most recent iPhones. That offer is a little convoluted, as these carrier deals tend to be, with Verizon imposing a few different requirements in order to take advantage of it.

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iPhone 11 rumored design could crash Apple brand power forever

iPhone 11 rumored design could crash Apple brand power forever

Apple may be working with LG Innotek to implement quintessential industrial design changes in the iPhone or iPhones this year. While last year Apple released three iPhone models, this year may be a year of convergence. If what we're hearing out of South Korea is accurate, Apple may also be doing away with its most recognizable features on all iPhone devices altogether.

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iPhone X gets some tempting discounts in T-Mobile BOGO deals [Update]

iPhone X gets some tempting discounts in T-Mobile BOGO deals [Update]

T-Mobile has decided to start the year off with a buy one, get one promotion on a lot of high-end smartphones. This includes a bunch of different Android phones and most recent iPhones, which is surprising because iPhones aren't the focus of promotions too terribly often. Things get even more tempting when you realize that one of these offers applies to the iPhone X as well.

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Belkin debuts iPhone X-focused wireless charging devices

Belkin debuts iPhone X-focused wireless charging devices

With CES 2018 kicking off next week, accessories maker Belkin has unveiled its latest lineup of wireless charging products. With Apple's new iPhone X and iPhone finally adopting wireless and fast-charging features, it seems Belkin's new solutions are aimed at these smartphones in particular. The products include four different charging pads, each available in several colors, and all support Qi-enabled devices.

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