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Technology Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

11:40  21 april  2018
11:40  21 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Even genuine replacement Apple displays can mess with iPhones

  Even genuine replacement Apple displays can mess with iPhones Third-party repair companies believe Apple is gunning for them.The aftermarket repair community has verified the behavior in phones from the US all the way to Australia. It's confirmed to be an issue with phones running iOS 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3, which led sources to suggest it's been a problem since the launch of the latest batch of iPhones last fall. I was able to confirm that even swapping the displays of two brand-new iPhones causes the ambient light sensor to stop working, despite it not being altered or touched in any way. Experiments have shown that the sensor is disabled by iOS during the boot process.

Apple said the flaw , reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. The company later apologized and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models to from .

Apple said the flaw , reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. The company later apologized and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models to from .

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. store is seen in Los Angeles © REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. store is seen in Los Angeles Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries.

Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue.

The affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, Apple said on its support page, without giving the actual number of MacBooks affected.

The iPhone maker previously came under scrutiny after it confirmed in December that software to deal with aging batteries in iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models could slow down performance. The company later apologized and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models to $29 from $79.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)

2018 LCD iPhone Features Stronger Glass, No 3D Touch .
An analyst says that Apple will use a new display glass technology for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone this year.Back in January, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone won’t feature Apple’s pressure-sensitive display feature called 3D Touch. In Kuo’s most recent note published by the Chinese website Feng, the analyst is once again saying that the upcoming device won’t feature 3D Touch because Apple is facing cost constraints.

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