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Report: Apple Has Activated Software Locks on iPhone Batteries to Discourage Third-Party Repairs

Apple has activated a “dormant software lock” that effectively kneecaps third-party replacement batteries on some newer models of iPhone, according to a report from iFixIt on Wednesday, by disabling access to battery health data unless the replacement has been installed by Apple or an authorised service provider. Read More >>

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The Tricky Economics of the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR

The iPhone XR hits stores on Friday, and everybody is flipping out about it being the most affordable new iPhone. Starting at £750, however, the XR isn’t actually that much cheap in the grander scheme of things. And yet, to the casual observer, the device also looks a heck of a lot like the undeniably expensive iPhone XS, which starts at £1,000. But deciding between the two new iPhone models isn’t quite the £250 proposition it seems to be. Read More >>

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You Can Now Download a Fix for the iPhone XS’ Biggest Problems (So Far)

If you bought a new iPhone this autumn, we have some good news to share: Apple pushed out an update to all users today that fixes two of the more frustrating issues that have plagued iPhone XS and XS Max owners. If you’ve encountered charging or connectivity issues, you’ll want to update your iPhone to iOS 12.0.1 now. Read More >>

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Apple’s Super Big (and Pricey) iPhone Is ‘Significantly’ Outselling the XS

When Apple announced the iPhone XS Max, there was a lot of simulated pearl-clutching from tech sites (including us), as people feigned shock and disbelief that Apple would make a handset that big, despite the XS Max’s screen being only marginally larger than what you get on a Galaxy Note 9. Read More >>

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Check Out the iPhone XS’ Weirdo Battery

Apple’s hyped up new iPhones hold a lot of allure. Clad in a silver, space grey, or a rich gold finish and featuring the new A12 Bionic chip inside, the recently debuted iPhone XS represents the best tech Apple can jam in a phone. So naturally, one of the first things people did after getting their hands on one was tear it apart and see what’s inside. And would you just look at that battery? Read More >>

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Bigger Phones, Bigger Watches, Forever And Ever

There’s dread in my bones at every iPhone event now. Tim Cook and his pals stand on that stage and they smile up at the audience and they patiently explain to us why their new phones are their best phones even though those same phones have gotten too damn big. It seems like it’s been happening that way forever and is gonna keep happening until we’re balancing 50-inch TVs on our shoulders to talk to family and friends. Read More >>

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Here Are The Best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max UK Contract Deals

The day is here: the day that iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max can be pre-ordered. If you're lucky and act fast, you'll be able to get your hands on Apple's latest handset next Friday, 21st September, when it officially releases. Read More >>

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This Is the iPhone Xs You Should Buy

The iPhone Xs will be available for preorder in just a few short hours on 14th September. While we haven’t had the chance to actually review the thing yet, we’re pretty sure a lot of people have already made up their minds that it’s time for a new phone. Read More >>

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Here’s All Of The UK Networks That Will Be Selling The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Announced yesterday, the successor to the iPhone X is just around the corner. The iPhone XS, and its bigger brother, the iPhone XS Max, will be available from next Friday, 21st September. Pre-orders start for the handsets tomorrow, 14th September. The cheaper new iPhone, the iPhone XR, will be available on 26th October, with pre-orders starting on the 19th. But some UK networks are letting customers pre-register their interest right now. Read More >>

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How ‘Cheap’ Is the iPhone XR Really?

The new iPhones are here, and with them, Apple has once again pushed the price of smartphones even higher—especially the iPhone Xs Max which starts at £1,100 and goes all the way up to a staggering £1,450 if you upgrade to 512GB of storage. Read More >>