Apple has quietly launched another couple of official repair programs – that's where it acknowledges manufacturing problems with its products, and offers free fixes for all the devices affected. This time they cover the iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro.First up is the iPhone X, recently discontinued after the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The handset may have an issue where the display doesn't respond correctly to touch inputs, or seems to react even when it's not being touched – so if you notice this behavior then Apple will repair your phone for free.As with every repair program, Apple says you can take an affected iPhone X into an Apple Store, or an authorized Apple repair shop, or send it to Apple direct in the mail. Obviously you'll have to do without your phone while it gets repaired.Apple, we have a problemNext up is a problem that seems to affect a specific range of 13-inch MacBook Pros – those without the Touch Bar, sold between June … [Read more...] about Apple is fixing these iPhone X and MacBook Pro problems for free
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Glass screen protectors today are a common accessory where the tempered glass acts as a sacrificial panel to fail when you drop your phone so that the actual phone display remains intact. The newest ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard product is now available for your Apple iPhone X, XS, and XS Max for $44.99. The cost to replace a broken iPhone XS Max display is $29 with AppleCare+ and $329 if you do not have Apple's coverage. There is also an initial $199 fee for AppleCare+ for the iPhone XS Max, in addition to the screen replacement service fees. $228 or $329 is a lot to pay to repair a display so it seems prudent to spend about $45 to protect it and avoid these costs. Also: iPhone XS Max review: The iPhone's future is big and brightProduct details The screen protector is a tempered glass protector that has ZAGG's EyeSafe technology that is designed to filter out portions of the harmful high energy visible (HEV) blue light spectrum coming from the device screen. Over the last … [Read more...] about InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard for Apple iPhone XS Max: Protection for your screen and your eyes
I already knew what was going to happen before the iPhone event started. Apple was going announce this new phone I’d reported on for months, and it was going to feature all the cool new stuff I’d read about for months. And for every time I said “Oh wow that’s cool” during the big reveal, Apple would gently extract a one hundred dollar bill from my pocket. I said “Oh wow that’s cool” ten times during the event, and do you know what that means? I’m buying the iPhone X next month. This fate will cost me over $1,000. The iPhone X offers fun new things like the edge-to-edge Super Retina display, the best camera system Apple’s ever made, some facial recognition shit that sort of scares me, and the wonderfully named A11 Bionic chip. It also looks cool as hell. If you want to know the truth, I want the iPhone X because I want that camera. I wanted the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus but don’t like the giant size. The iPhone X is … [Read more...] about I’m Going to Buy the iPhone X, and I Hate Myself for It
No matter how tough Apple claims its new iPhones are, if you're going to be using them in the real world then you either need to put them in a good case or have insurance to cover your against damage. Must read: iOS 12 features you should try today SquareTrade, a leading protection plan provider, put Apple's claims that its new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max made use of "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone" to the test. Well, a number of tests in fact, featuring drop tests on the front, back, and sides, all carried out from 6 foot, a bend test, and a submersion test in beer. Here are the results of the test. Here is a look at the damage the devices sustained: How easy is it to break the new Apple iPhone... SEE FULL GALLERY 1 - 5 of 6 NEXT PREV While the iFixit teardown team couldn't find any evidence of increased sealing to increase the iPhone's water resistance rating from IP67 to IP68, SquareTrade's master technician noted that the adhesive … [Read more...] about How easy is it to break the new Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?
Update: Spring/summer 2018 The iPhone X was unveiled in September 2017 and released on November 3. And since then, it's remained at the top of the smartphone hill. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the Huawei P20 Pro made some interesting advancements in photography, but nothing else has come close to matching the iPhone X's revolutionary Face ID unlocking system. Instead, an increasingly large number of Android phones have taken to straight-up copying the iPhone X's distinctive notch -- the thing that was arguably its most controversial and divisive design decision. 48 Here are the biggest iOS 12 features Apple announced at WWDC 2018 So while the iPhone X remains an excellent, industry-leading smartphone, it's probably not one you should run out and buy. That's because its successor -- or, possibly, a trio of successors -- is expected to arrive in September. The 2018 version of iPhone X will certainly be better and faster, and it may be released alongside larger and more … [Read more...] about iPhone X review: Still the best iPhone, but its successor is expected soon