The iPhone SE was an interesting device. It was introduced before the iPhone 7 and it offered iPhone 6s hardware in a body of an iPhone 5S. If you think the iPhone SE is irrelevant for 2018, it looks like Apple could be releasing a new one and it might look something like this.
In case you missed it, Apple has intentionally slowed down old iPhones with bad batteries in order to prevent sudden shutdowns. As a solution, Apple Authorised Service Providers are now offering discounted battery replacement at RM129. However, not many are willing to send their devices in as the standard procedure would take 5-7 working days. Obviously this isn’t convenient for most people especially for those who don’t have a spare phone.
To speed things up, Machines is now offering a faster turnaround time of just 4 hours while maintaining the same replacement price of RM129.
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If you’re looking for some great deals on Apple products, you might want to check out the Switch Warehouse Clearance sale happening from 2nd to 4th March.
Of course some of the units on offer are ex-demo units or end-of-life (EOL) units and some are just plain old models but hey where can you get an iPhone 6S for RM800. Yes, the iPhone 6S is already three years but it’s still a capable phone for the price of a basic Android phone today.
And if you check Apple’s website, a brand new iPhone 6S retails for RM2,249. So the demo unit being offered at the Switch Warehouse Clearance is RM1,449 cheaper – that’s almost 3 times cheaper.
There are other products on offer at the clearance as well, if you’re looking for the iPad or iPad Pro (both 9.7 and 12-inch models are available). There are deals on Macs and MacBooks. Check out the full list of Apple products on offer below.
The Switch Warehouse Clearance Sale is happening at Switch, MyTown Shopping Mall, KL from 2nd to 4th March 2018. As with these things most of the time, terms and conditions apply.
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For those wanting to buy an iPhone at a discount, there’s the iPhone 6 32GB at RM1,499. If you want a bigger screen with newer specs, Switch is now offering the iPhone 6s Plus with a significant discount while stocks last.
A few days ago, a bug involving an Indian Telugu character was found to cause some serious problems for Apple users. It seems that iOS, watchOS and even macOS devices have trouble rendering this character and it causes the respective apps to crash.
It’s a critical bug since anyone with ill-intentions can send you a text with this character and you won’t be able to open your messaging app again as long as the character continues to be displayed. This even affects Facebook, Twitter and on any social platform that allows anyone to post this problematic character.
Due to the severity of this bug, Apple has finally released a fix and it’s available now to all iOS users with iOS 11.2.6.
2018 has only just started but we’re already hearing rumours about the next version of Android, Android P. After relatively light modifications to the overall look of the OS from Android Marshmallow to Oreo, it appears Google is ready for a redesign.
How flashy will it be? We don’t know, but apparently it’s going to be notch-friendly.
Apple will be adding a new feature on iOS 11.3 which will provide iPhone users with some form of visibility of their battery’s health. On top of that, users with iPhone slowdowns will be given the choice to disable throttling so that they can run their iPhone at maximum performance. This comes after Apple had admitted to managing the performance of its older iPhones to prevent sudden shutdowns.
If you’re wondering how all this would look like, Apple has released a couple of screenshots and details of its new Battery Health feature for the next iOS release.
With price starting at USD$999 or RM5,149 in Malaysia, the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone yet. In the last quarter, Apple had managed to sell slightly over 1 million more iPhones year on year and there were reports that most of these sales are coming from their older iPhone models that were offered at a discount.
The iPhone 8/8 Plus duo had gone on sale at the end of September, while the iPhone X only hit the market in the first week of November. Despite recent reports that the iPhone X isn’t doing well, Apple had recorded their highest revenue yet for their fiscal 2018 first quarter.
So, your iPhone’s battery life is getting worse and it probably gets slower with the latest iOS update. If you don’t plan on replacing the device, you can fix the iPhone with a simple battery replacement.
For those looking for a cheaper replacement, most people would be wondering if the batteries they are getting are the real deal. One guy in China thinks he can tell a real from a fake but it turns out to be a bad idea.