The iPhone 6s is arguably the best smartphone available at the moment, and a large part of that success is Apple’s “in-house” mentality where it makes and designs its hardware and software to work with each other.

But Apple doesn’t do it on its own.

It relies heavily on a bunch of different tech companies to make the parts for the iPhone, and some of them even come from competing smartphone makers like Samsung. Apple has to make sure those parts play nicely with the other important parts, as well as the iPhone’s operating system, iOS.

 

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Apple is finally giving its customers a way to find their misplaced AirPods — three months after they first hit store shelves. You can update to iOS 10.3 on 3uTools now.

The company began rolling out iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch on Monday. Among a few notable updates is the ability for AirPods owners to use Find My iPhone to play a sound on one or both AirPods if they are having trouble finding them, or view the last location where they were synced with their device if they are feared lost.

Read more “Here’s What’s New in iOS 10.3”

As part of a spate of announcements, Apple on Tuesday revealed a new 9.7-inch budget iPad, beginning at £339 and equipped with an A9 processor.

The tablet comes with 32- and 128-gigabyte storage options, and like most iPads a choice between Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular configurations. Silver, gold, and space gray colors are available. Prices can range up to £559 for a cellular-equipped 128-gigabyte model.

Read more “Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with A9-equipped 9.7-inch iPad starting at £339”

For years, Apple has sent new Genius hires to its Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, or sometimes an auxiliary campus in Austin or Atlanta, to receive hands-on training for up to three weeks. Recently, however, Apple appears to have stopped offering these group-oriented trips, according to people familiar with the matter.

Read more “Apple Retail Ends Genius Training in Cupertino, Moves to In-Store Web Seminars”

In an apparent policy shift, Apple recently notified store technicians that third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void the handset’s standard warranty as long as the unauthorized fix does not damage the casing or other related components.

According to an internal memo distributed to Apple store employees on Friday, and subsequently obtained by MacRumors, iPhones that have undergone third-party screen repairs or replacement are now eligible for partial coverage under Apple’s warranty.

Read more “Third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void warranty, Apple says”

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The ‘indestructible’ handset returns, complete with one-month standby time, colour screen and bags of nostalgia

The new Nokia 3310 trades on nostalgia and hopes to revive an iconic moment in mobile phone history. Plus it’s got Snake. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian
The rumors are true – the Nokia 3310 is back, and it even has Snake. The updated version of the early noughties icon, famed for its seemingly indestructible qualities, was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday.

Read more “Nokia 3310 is back – and it even has Snake”

An Apple support document that pointed people to the page was updated on Jan. 24 to remove any reference, and the direct link has stopped working in the past day. The status system let users enter an IMEI or serial number.

The updated support document suggests that people buying a device test Activation Lock hands-on, and have the seller help (in person or otherwise) if it’s still in effect. In many cases this is impractical, such as when buying online from someone in another city.

The change could potentially help the black market or even increase thefts, given that sellers have a better chance at pulling off scams.

Activation Lock has been on available on Apple devices since iOS 7, and more recently watchOS 2, meaning that many people buying a used Watch or iOS device run the risk of getting non-functional hardware.

Cities like New York City and San Francisco have regularly had to cope with robbers snatching devices off of unsuspecting victims.

In rarer cases Apple stores themselves have become targets, assaulted in smash-and-grab raids made possible by the company’s preference for glass facades.

 

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