Deal: iPhone 7/8 Smart Battery case (white) is now $50 off, grab one for $49

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If you have a 4.7-inch iPhone in need of some extra protection and power, we have good news for you! The official Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery case is now on sale at B&H! The official Apple store has the case listed for $99, …


Apple: the new iPhone 8/Plus and X need less power management, as they come with 'hardware updates'

Apple’s iPhone throttling saga continued on Tuesday with a response letter to questions from the Senate committee investigation, from where we learned that it may offer rebates to those who paid full price for swapping their batteries before the $29 consolation price kicked in. Tucked into those questions were a few from Senator John Thune, who demanded to know whether Apple will be engaged in throttling its newer handsets like the iPhone X or 8, too. Well, the head of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation now has his answers:

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Deal: Apple iPhone X official leather folio case is 44% off, save big!

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If you’ve splashed the cash on a stylish iPhone X and are looking to put it in an equally chic case, we have good news for you! Amazon is offering a steep price cut for one of the swankiest cases ever made for Apple’s best smartphone to date. The official Apple leather folio case for the iPhone X …

iOS 11.3 Beta 2 finally adds the iPhone battery health sub-menu

After another iPhone scandal late last year, Apple admitted it hasn’t been transparent enough about how it handles power management on aging iPhones. Long story short — iPhones with batteries that have degraded beyond a certain level get their performance throttled in order to prevent the weak batteries to cause random restarts. However, the user was never informed properly of what is going on and why their iPhone has suddenly slowed down in performance and responsiveness.

To redeem itself for this lack of communication, Apple lowered the price for replacing an iPhone battery down to $29 …

Notch in my house: iPhone X copies — not so popular

Apple’s iPhone X has a pretty signature — if divisive — look. Yeah, the notch, which eats into the rectangular shape of the screen, is a subject of many debates, the vertically-oriented dual camera module still feels like an oddity, the shiny frame completes the package. And while it’s a unique-looking device, it also has a unique price tag.

But, as with everything that is popular, there are already manufacturers out there making phones that have been so “inspired” by the iPhone X, they kind of look like copies of the phone. But they come at a 5th of the price, …

36K NYPD cops start swapping their Lumia handsets for an Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

So that’s why they call it the Big Apple! 36,000 NYPD cops are giving up their old Windows Phone powered handsets and are receiving the Apple iPhone 7 and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Cops are so excited about the two iPhone models becoming standard issue equipment, that they are already singing the praises of the handsets by calling them the “ultimate crime fighting tool.”

Over the course of the next few weeks, the 36,000 Nokia Lumia Windows Phone units that the NYPD issued to cops in 2014, will be exchanged for the 2016 iPhone models. Back in 2014, handing out the Nokia Lumia smartphones …

Apple's iPhone 9 and Xs to only come with Intel modems, dual SIM support in the cards

Amidst reiterating that the rumored 6.1″ LCD iPhone 9 will account for 50% of Apple’s 2018 iPhone crop sales, famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo added a few more notable details about this year’s portfolio in three memos to clients of its research shop KGI Securities.

First off, Apple is apparently done with Qualcomm for good, and all three upcoming new iPhones this year will be equipped with Intel modems. Thus, unless Qualcomm wiggles back in the supply chain due to some patent suit agreement, there won’t be the differences in download speeds and signal strength that we are witnessing …

Hundreds of iPhone X owners can't answer incoming calls (sometimes), Apple is looking into the issue

A seemingly growing number of Apple iPhone X owners are complaining about the fact that they can’t properly use the device as a phone. More exactly, some users are reporting that, at times, they can not answer incoming calls. 
The issue arises because the screen of the iPhone X sometimes wakes up 6 to 10 seconds after a call comes in – thus, the user is unable to access the virtual Accept and Decline buttons, while the caller is probably wondering why he/she is being ignored. As of today, February 4, almost 800 iPhone X users have signaled this problem (or variations …

Apple offers free repair to fix a serious issue on a "small percentage" of iPhone 7 units

Apple is now offering free repairs to those with an iPhone 7 suffering from a pretty serious glitch. A component failure found on a “small percentage” of units is making it appear as though the device is not connected to a cellular network when in truth, it really is. Apple said that those units suffering from this problem were sold from September 2016 to February 2018 (that is this month, by the way) in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.

Those who already paid for a repair to fix this matter will be reimbursed by the company. This happens to be the fourth component replacement …

Chinese national living in U.S. pleads guilty to selling $1.1 million of fake iPhone and iPad units

Jianhua “Jeff” Li, a 43-year old Chinese national who was living in the U.S. on a student visa, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey over charges related to a criminal operation. The illegal scheme sold $1.1 million of fake Apple iPhone and iPad devices in the states. Li admitted to one count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and labels, and to smuggle goods into the United States, and to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. He will be sentenced on May 30th.

Li and his associates smuggled 40,000 electronic devices and accessories into the U.S. …