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iPhone X Users Blame Bug for Missed Calls

While Apple continues to address the fallout of performance throttling on iPhones with older batteries, the company now has another issue to worry about, this time in regards to its pricey iPhone X. Read More >>

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iPhone X Damage Report: Two Months Later

Steve Jobs was a notorious case-hater. He once looked at Wired’s Steven Levy with disgust when the journalist pulled out an iPod with a case on it. “I think stainless steel looks beautiful when it wears,” Jobs said. For my own reasons, I’ve never used a case on my iPhone. Read More >>

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iOS 11 Is So Broken That Apple Is Reportedly Delaying Features in iOS 12

It looks like iOS 12 won’t be as flashy or fun as Apple originally wanted it to be. Following months of embarrassing bugs and performance issues, the company is reportedly pushing some features originally slated for this year’s iOS 12 update back to 2019. Engineers will be focusing on quality and reliability instead. Read More >>

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Face ID Is Unstoppable

It sucks when a new technology comes along and creeps everybody out. It sucks even more when that technology is so good, so life-changing that even the most discerning consumer sets that anxiety aside and says, “Who cares if Apple owns detailed biometric data about my face?” That’s what Face ID has done to me with the iPhone X. And if you’re not already using it, then you’re next. Read More >>

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iOS 11.3 Will Finally Let iPhone X Users Cosplay as Dead

Since Apple announced Animoji in September, the digital animated masks seem to have chiefly served as a way for iPhone X users to make silly karaoke videos. But with the upcoming release of iOS 11.3, Animoji might finally have its killer app: a cartoon skull that lets you pretend you’re a chattering pile of bones as might be found in a haunted house, or on a pirate ship. Read More >>

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We Tested 5 Wireless Chargers for the iPhone and This is the Best

A few weeks ago, I tested almost every one of Apple’s wired charging solutions to find out which one was best. Job done, right? Well not quite, because this year’s crop of iPhone’s are Apple’s first handsets to have built-in wireless charging too! Then, to make things even more confusing, Apple’s most recent software update for iOS 11.2 came along and changed the amount of juice Apple’s iPhones could suck up wirelessly. So to figure out what’s really going on, we tested a range of wireless chargers to see how much cable-free charging you’re really getting for your money. And don’t worry, in the process we found one that stands well above all the rest. Read More >>

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Wait, Is the iPhone X Expensive?

While analysts are divided over the future demand for the latest iPhone, some are now prophesising that hey, consumers might be turned off by a stupid expensive price tag. Like a £1,000 smartphone. Sinolink Securities analyst Zhang Bin walked back his iPhone X sales forecast on Monday, predicting in a report that Apple will ship 35 million of the devices in the first quarter of 2018, which is about 10 million less than his original estimate. Read More >>

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iPhone X’s Face ID Can’t Be Used to Verify Family Transactions

Many iPhone X users have found themselves unable to use Apple’s Face ID to approve family purchases, resulting in them having to enter their passwords manually whenever another user on their account tries to buy something. Read More >>

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I Just Played a Frogger Ripoff With My Eyebrows

Did you ever play Frogger and think, “this is great with a joystick, but what would really be awesome is if I could just use my face?” No. You did not. That would have felt like a stupid request unless you’re a game developer exploring new modes of input. But don’t worry, developer Nathan Gitter made it happen anyways. Rainbrow is a new game that lets you navigate a rainbow using nothing but your eyebrows. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Messed Up This Year

People like to believe that Apple is a company that never makes mistakes. Never has that logic been so obviously flawed as it was in 2017. This year, it seemed like Apple couldn’t make it through a single week without some big, embarrassing screw up. So, for the sheer joy of it, we made a list. Read More >>

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Oh Look, iOS 11 Had Yet Another Phone-Breaking Bug

Ever since it launched in September, iOS 11 has been riddled with glitches, bad UI decisions and general lack of attention to detail. On Friday night, Apple’s problems got a little worse with a notifications bug that sent iPhones and iPads running the software into a constant cycle of crashing and rebooting, forcing Apple to issue an immediate update. Read More >>

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We Tested iPhone Fast-Charging and You Should Definitely Upgrade Your Charger

Your iPhone can charge a lot faster than you thought. When Apple announced the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the company glossed over the fact that all three of its new handsets were capable of fast charging—similar to what Android phones have been doing for years. Even now, if you go the spec page for Apple’s latest phones, all you get is a single line saying fast charging can add up to a 50 per cent charge in 30 minutes, but without getting a magnifying glass out and reading item 9 of the fine print, you would have no idea how you’re actually supposed to accomplish that. Read More >>

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Foxconn Reportedly Used Illegal Student Labour to Manufacture iPhone Xs

Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn, came into the public consciousness earlier this decade when a salvo of exposés described the degrading and often dangerous conditions its poorly-paid workers endured to build expensive trinkets like the iPhone. Today, the Financial Times reports that illegal labour practices persist. Read More >>

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Only the iPhone X Got Animoji, Apparently For No Good Reason

The £1,000 iPhone X has the best tech Apple could put in a phone. It let the company remove TouchID and replace it with a 3D sensor that shoots out thousands of little infrared dots so you can unlock your phone with your face. It’s also the tech behind Apple’s Animoji, the iMessage app that lets you make and share cute animated faces—or so we thought. Read More >>

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Apple Reportedly Wants a 3D Sensor on the Back of iPhones by 2019

After the relative success of Apple’s front-mounted 3D sensor on the iPhone X, which is the component that enables Face ID and the company’s playful Animojis, Apple is reportedly aiming to complement 2019 iPhones with similar tech on their backsides, too. Read More >>