Apple to increase battery replacement cost for out-of-warranty iPhones
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"The current out-of-warranty battery service fee will apply until the end of February 2023. Effective March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service fee will be increased by $20 for all iPhone models prior to iPhone 14," according to the Apple company's support page.
iPhone 14 Crash Detection notifies man of his wife's accident
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According to a Reddit post, user 'u/unclescorpion' was notified of an accident right away, while he was on a phone call with her when he heard her scream -- and the line went dead. "While I was talking to my wife on the phone as she drove home from the store, I heard her scream, and the line went dead.
Apple rolls out 5G support for iPhone 14, other top models in India
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Apple last month enabled 5G in the iOS 16 Beta software programme week for select iPhone users in the country. Apple Airtel and Jio customers who participated in iOS 16 Beta software programme were able to try out 5G. Apple worked closely with its "carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed".
Apple improves lead time for iPhone 14 Pro models
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Lead times will remain a priority throughout this month, reports AppleInsider. The lead times for customers to receive their smartphones were impacted by the tech giant's ongoing issues at the Zhengzhou Foxconn facility, the largest manufacturer of the iPhone 14 Pro models. As Apple attempted to shorten the delay, it now appears that the supplies of Pro models are coming through.
Apple rolls out iOS 16.1.2 update with security fixes, improved crash detection
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According to TechCrunch, the tech giant has not yet disclosed the nature of the security updates, as the company does not reveal security issues until they have been investigated or patched. The update also includes improved compatibility with wireless carriers.
iPhone 15 non-pro models may not get speed upgrade with USB-C
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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the 15 and 15 Plus will also swap in USB-C ports but, just like the 2022 10th-gen iPad, they'll be stuck with the same USB 2.0 speeds they had with Lighting, The Verge reported. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Kuo made the prediction in which he said the information is from his "latest survey".
Apple's new iOS beta gives better control on always-on display
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The option of the new feature can be found in the 'Display and Brightness' menu of the 'Settings' application. In iOS 16.2 beta 3, the company has added two new toggles -- one that disables the 'show wallpaper' feature and another that disables the 'show notifications' feature.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro models demand exceeds production: Report
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In a note to investors, Analyst David Vogt from investment bank UBS examined wait times for Apple's Pro range of smartphones using information that tracks iPhone availability across 30 countries, reports AppleInsider. According to the report, the waiting time for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have risen by five to 25 days each in the US. UBS collected the data prior to the current lockdowns in China that might have affected the production.
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