We haven't seen reports of widespread problems with the iPhone 8, but Apple revealed late Friday that it's opening a Logic Board Replacement Program. According to the company "a very small percentage" of phones sold between September 2017 and March 2018 have a manufacturing defect that can lead to restarts, freezes or a failure to start. Of course, when you sell as many phones as Apple does, even a small percentage can add up very quickly, as we've seen with previous iPhone flaws like the "no service" iPhone 7 bug or iPhone 6 Plus "touch disease." This does not apply to the iPhone 8 Plus or any other model, and owners of devices purchased during that period can hit Apple's website to check if their device is impacted -- if it is, then Apple will replace the phone for free (FYI: physical damage like a cracked screen will need to be fixed first, and that could cost you). If you'd rather wait, then the replacement program will be in force for three years from the first retail sale of a … [Read more...] about Apple will repair defective iPhone 8 logic boards for free
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NOT all Apple smartphones are born equal – some iPhone models are simply more likely to fail than others. A new report reveals that the worst offender is the iPhone 6, a handset mired in controversy over its allegedly flawed design. A security firm called Blancco – which helps retailers erase data from phones – revealed the findings in a study. Blancco tracked failure rates for smartphone models by working with retailers and mobile carriers, looking at data for when phones were brought in for repair – and why. It turns out that Apple's iPhone 6 has a staggeringly high failure rate of 22%, which means a part goes wrong with every one in five sales. And the toughest Apple blowers were the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, both of which had very low 3% failure rates. Most iPhones actually fared pretty well in the study, with only two models clocking failure rates above 10%. It's encouraging that both of Apple's most recent iPhones performed best too, suggesting that … [Read more...] about iPhone 8 Plus is the least likely Apple handset to fail – but which is MOST likely to break?
Reporting by Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and Japan's Nikkei created and perpetuated an absurd fiction that Apple's iPhone X was a "disappointing," "overpriced" product with "weak" sales, when it reality it remained Apple's most popular iPhone every week this quarter across 14 percent growth in iPhone sales in a business where no other company "mostly" sells their most expensive flagships, and where overall demand for smartphones is actually shrinking globally. A Series of Sloppy Supply Chain Stories How did these major financial newspapers fall on their face so sloppily on a story that wasn't really that hard to get right? In part, it was because the various reporters working for them refused to admit they really know very little about Apple's complex global supply chain--which they attempted to decipher with the sophistication of a swinging sledgehammer.Nikkei claimed to know of "channel check" data revealing "disappointing holiday season sales" for iPhone X back in January, … [Read more...] about Why was iPhone X so successful at $999 despite a mountain of false reporting?
AN INNOCENT exchange with Apple's Siri prompts a shockingly sweary response from the error-prone digital assistant. Asked to define the word "mother" twice, the bot replied: "As a noun, it means, short for motherf**ker" the second time. Without giving the fault away, the Reddit user who first discovered it urged members of the site's Apple community to have a go. "Ask Siri to define the word “mother”. When she asks you: “do you wanna hear the next one?”, answer “yes”," wrote user thatwasabaddecision. Naturally, loads of Redditors tried it out over the weekend, with several confirming the bot's bad behaviour. But when we tested it this morning, the flaw had seemingly vanished. Did Apple realise the rude error and rush to fix it? We've reached out to the company to find out. Siri uses a bunch of online resources to come up with answers, including Google search and Wikipedia, but this gaffe may be related to the Oxford Dictionary's definition of … [Read more...] about iPhone users trick Siri into saying shocking swear word by asking THIS question
Recently, we've seen reports of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus owners who've upgraded to iOS 11.3, only to find their display stuck on the Home screen, unable to interact or navigate further. Why? These users previously either performed a DIY repair or had a third-party repair company (non-Apple Store or authorized retailers) perform a screen repair; unfortunately, certain non-genuine third-party screen components were made incompatible with the iPhone as of 11.3. If you've run into this problem, don't panic: There's an update out (iOS 11.3.1) that should restore compatibility. Additionally, most repair shops have since updated their screen component sourcing with displays that are compatible with iOS 11.3, and any reputable shop (including us at iFixYouri) should provide a free display swap under the original repair warranty. Here's what you need to know. Why did the screens stop working in the first place? While Apple no longer voids iPhone warranties when you attempt a DIY screen repair or get … [Read more...] about iPhone replacement screen not working after iOS 11.3? Here’s the fix