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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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Is It Time to Reckon With the iPhone Square?

Now that iPhone day is just four months away, we’re starting to get some credible rumours about what the devices will look like. One of the steadiest rumours is a rough one: the next iPhone will have a small square camera bump. To which I say: No thanks. Read More >>

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Behold the Best Worst iPhone in the World

'Royal gift' company Caviar has taken the name of the iPhone XS a bit too literally, it seems: they've made officially the most ridiculous handset we've ever seen. Read More >>

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Why I Regret Upgrading to an iPhone XS

I’ve had my iPhone XS for a little over three months, and it’s driving me crazy. Not the whole thing. The phone is beautiful, fast, a joy to use. What’s driving me crazy is an increasingly complex network of scratches on the display glass. The first ones were small, almost unnoticeable at a glance. Then, about six weeks after I spent well over £1,000 upgrading to the iPhone XS, a ribbon-shaped abrasion appeared on the screen and then another. The worst part is that Apple is pitching a fit about fixing it. Read More >>

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Sorry, But Your iPhone 5 Just Became Obsolete

Sometime in the flurry of news surrounding the new iPad Pro and the new MacBook Air, Apple quietly added the iPhone 5 to its list of “vintage and obsolete products” in the United States. There it sits, alongside the Apple III, the Newton MessagePad, and the first four generations of iPhone, as a thing that Apple officially no longer repairs or updates. The iPhone 5 is effectively dead in America, and the rest of Apple’s small-hands phones aren’t far behind. 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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iPhone XS Chargegate Fix Is Apparently on the Way

One of the biggest complaints about Apple’s fancy new iPhone XS appears to now be solved thanks to the latest iOS 12 beta update. Read More >>

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Major Complaints About the iPhone XS Are Stacking Up

It wouldn’t be an iPhone launch without a small army of hand-wringing Apple fans complaining about their expensive new phones on the internet. This year is no exception, and forums are filling up with reports of issues with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. None of the problems are particularly catastrophic. At least not yet. Read More >>

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Some iPhone XS and XS Max Devices Won’t Charge if You Plug in While the Screen is Off

iPhone launches wouldn't be iPhone launches if the devices ran as they were supposed to, and didn't have any annoying glitches that needed to be ironed out. It's a time honoured tradition, and it seems the launch of the iPhone XS and XS Max is no different. This time everyone is charging their phones wrong, because it seems there are quite a few devices that won't start recharging if you plug in a lightning cable while the screen is switched off. 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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Get Food Delivered While Queuing For Your iPhone XS on Friday

If you're hoping to pick up an iPhone XS or an iPhone XS Max on Friday, chances are you're going to find yourself queuing outside a shop for a considerable amount of time. Well, Deliveroo wants to help keep you well-fed while you're in a queue: it's just announced it will be delivering food to hungry bellies outside Apple shops on Friday. 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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Apple Magically Makes the Notch Disappear

If you’re planning to buy one of the new iPhones Apple just announced, you should know something by now: It will have a notch. Read More >>