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Apple accused of trying to milk users over iPhone battery replacements [Updated]

Apple accused of trying to milk users over iPhone battery replacements [Updated]

Tim Cook might be only too happy to point out how Facebook betrayed the trust of its users but, months prior to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple had its own high-profile situation to diffuse. It was discovered to be throttling older iPhones over battery concerns, which is admitted and apologized for. It has since then offered discounted battery replacements, but it might not be what it seems. Some iPhone owners are now complaining that Apple service centers are trying to find the smallest dent or flaw to get owners to pay more than what the battery replacement would have cost.

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The iPhone X just silenced its critics

The iPhone X just silenced its critics

iPhone sales rose year on year by 3-percent, Apple announced today as part of the company's Q2 2018 financial results, conclusively answering critics predicting a slump in smartphone demand. The Cupertino firm had been expected to admit dwindling interest in the iPhone X, from some quarters at least, after reports that customers had balked at its $1k+ price tag and controversially notched display.

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iPhone 6s Plus switch: Why Apple’s next X will convince you

iPhone 6s Plus switch: Why Apple’s next X will convince you

Today we're going to talk about what you're options might be later this year if you've currently got an iPhone 6s. Now's about the time when the iPhone 6s is scheduled to start trading in in large numbers. That's because the iPhone 6s came out a couple years ago, and users are getting antsy. Now that the iPhone 6s isn't as cool as it once was, users want to make a big change.

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2018 iPhones may ditch bundled Lightning headphone adapter

2018 iPhones may ditch bundled Lightning headphone adapter

Apple may not include a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with the iPhone models it will reveal later this year, according to Barclays analysts. The adapter enables users to plug a pair of wired headphones into the iPhone models that don't feature a built-in 3.5mm jack. Apple bundled the adapter with the iPhone 8 models and iPhone X, though it was hinted last year that the same practice may not carry over into 2018.

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Apple’s next iPhone may ditch 3D Touch

Apple’s next iPhone may ditch 3D Touch

The iPhone's 3D Touch feature, which enables gestures based on how much pressure is used when tapping the screen, may not be the most popular or useful thing about the device, but it's become well ingrained throughout iOS since its debut on the iPhone 6s in 2015. But now there's word from Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable, well-connected analyst with KGI Securities, that after only three years Apple may be ditching 3D Touch for one of this year's new iPhones.

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6.1-inch LCD iPhone to ditch 3D Touch for better glass, Kuo

6.1-inch LCD iPhone to ditch 3D Touch for better glass, Kuo

This year's iPhones seem to be even more intriguing than last year's iPhone X before it was launched as the iPhone X. From uncertainties in its name to the variety of its quality and prices, there just seems to be a lot of difference between this year's three iPhone models. Here's another one, straight from the famous Ming-Chi Kuo. According to the analyst, the cheaper iPhone with the 6.1-inch LCD screen won't even have 3D Touch functionality in exchange for a more advanced type of screen.

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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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How to get the new Gmail update

How to get the new Gmail update

This morning Google released a new version of Gmail and we've taken our first look - now it's your turn. The way to get this newest version of the quintessential Google email experience is quite simple, actually. It involves just a couple of taps (or clicks) of buttons in the standard Gmail interface online.

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iOS 11.3.1 released with third-party iPhone 8 display fix

iOS 11.3.1 released with third-party iPhone 8 display fix

Apple has released iOS 11.3.1 for the iPhone and iPad, improving security on both devices. The update also fixes the bug that impacted some iPhone 8 units that had been repaired with a third-party display. Apple was sure to include a note in the update changelog warning iPhone users that "non-genuine" displays might not work as intended.

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Spotify just pulled further ahead of Apple, Tidal, and Pandora too

Spotify just pulled further ahead of Apple, Tidal, and Pandora too

There's little Spotify has to catch up on when it comes to streaming music. They've got a whole lot of the market cornered for several reasons - not least of these because they've been in the business the longest. Spotify's most recent update - today - should serve to move the streaming music service even further out ahead of the competition.

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Apple wants cheaper OLED panels from Samsung

Apple wants cheaper OLED panels from Samsung

Apple's next generation iPhone collection likely has OLED panels at its heart. Evidence appeared today in industry sources speaking about Samsung's OLED production levels and an apparent request from Apple to reduce prices on said OLED panels. These panels are likely headed toward more than one iPhone to be revealed later this year, in between 1 and 3 models, all aimed at 2018 release.

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New Switch to iPhone ads play up app safety, portrait prowess

New Switch to iPhone ads play up app safety, portrait prowess

At the height of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear that the company would have never been put in that situation because of it manually curated its apps. That remark, however, also applied to other app markets, particularly Android. Apple has lost not time to use that as the theme of one of its latest ads designed to convince comsumers to switch to an iPhone for peace of mind and clean faces.

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