Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding
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Due next year, the iPhone 8 is expected to bring the radical redesign iPhone users have been waiting for. The phone could feature an edge-to-edge OLED display, curved edges, and it might lack a physical home button thanks to Apple’s 3D Touch technology and a new TouchID fingerprint scanner embedded under the screen. At least, that’s what many reports are saying about Apple’s 2017 device. But if there’s one thing that appears to be certain about the 2017 iPhones is that at least one version will have an OLED display, likely made by Samsung.
The South Korean giant won’t be Apple’s only OLED supplier going forward though, as the company is looking to partner with Foxconn-owned Sharp for OLED smartphone screens beginning in 018. More →
Samsung likely wants nothing more than to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, but that isn’t in the cards just yet. The ordeal began shortly after Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch last month, when BGR was among the first to cover a report from an early adopter whose Galaxy Note 7 exploded while it was charging. Many were quick to dismiss the user’s claims, but additional reports soon began to bubble up from users who reported similar explosions. Before Samsung fans knew what hit them, the company was issuing a worldwide recall for its hotly anticipated flagship phablet.
Plenty has happened since then, but the latest news is a bit troubling once again. Multiple users had reported that their replacement Note 7 handsets are still exhibiting some battery problems, and now Samsung has issued a preliminary response to the matter. More →
Happy Friday, bargain hunters! We’re closing out the week with another fantastic group of Amazon’s best daily deals, including the lowest price ever on a Steam Controller, a SanDisk microSD card for under $11, water-resistant wireless headphones and a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker to go with your water-resistant iPhone 7 (or any other phone), a massive $250 discount on a fancy Dyson fan, a 3D printer bundle, 60% off a great cookware set, and more. More →
An iPhone 7 exploded a few days ago, according to images posted online by the phone’s owner. It’s not clear at this time what caused the incident, and you shouldn’t worry about it just yet. The iPhone 7 doesn’t appear to have widespread problem like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, but isolated incidents will always happen. Phones do explode, and most of us go about our daily lives without even noticing them. It’s just that the recent Galaxy Note 7 recall has risen awareness about gadgets and their batteries.
With that, a second incident involving an iPhone 7 is now making the rounds, but this time the phone did not go up in flames. Instead, the battery simply “inflated,” which is something you may recall having seen before with faulty batteries in Apple devices. More →
What happens if you’re unhappy with Apple’s customer care practices? If you’re the guy in the following video, then you simply take your petanque steel ball to the closest Apple store and start smashing everything you can, whether it’s the newest iPhone on display or a MacBook. More →
The iPhone is one of the most secure devices you can purchase these days, but Apple’s security is far from being hack-proof. iOS 10 has already been jailbroken, although the jailbreak isn’t yet available to the masses. That means there are vulnerabilities in the code that hackers can use to get access to the phone. And a company that sells such exploits has raised its bug bounty for iPhone zero-day attacks — the kind of vulnerabilities that Apple hasn’t yet discovered — to $1.5 million. More →
The Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum is by far one of the most desirable cordless vacuums that has ever existed. And why wouldn’t it be? In terms of performance, it’s probably just as good if not better than half of the corded vacuums out there. Of course, price is a huge barrier for many people, which might help explain why so many people are jumping on a big sale that Amazon has going on right now. For a limited time, you can get a refurbished Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum at its lowest price every, but this deal is only good while supplies last. More →
This is most likely a Galaxy Note 7 recall problem Samsung didn’t see coming: being accused of discrimination by the Chinese state TV. The influential broadcaster believes that Samsung mishandled the Galaxy Note 7 recall in the region. The comments were posted on CCTV’s website on Thursday, with the piece saying that Samsung’s September 2nd recall was “full of arrogance.”
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Bringing a flask to the bar is generally frowned upon, but bringing your phone to the bar is just obvious. Disguised as your run-of-the-mill smartphone, the iFlask Ultimate Kit offers a discreet way to sneak your favorite booze into any venue. Now, it’s 30% off for BGR readers at just $21.95. More →
Microsoft is expected to unveil new Surface-branded hardware this year, including Surface Pro 5 and a Surface Book 2 tablet/laptops. But for the first time since introducing the Surface family of Windows devices, Microsoft may also launch a desktop computer of its own. Rumored to be an all-in-one (AIO) PC, the Surface desktop is expected to compete directly against Apple’s iMac. More →
The advent of low-fee stock trading platforms like E-Trade brought a rush new money into the market. For better or worse, online self-service equity trading platforms opened up the stock market to droves of new investors. These services have only grown more accessible over time, with many such as TD Ameritrade and E-Trade advertising entry-level commissions of $10 per trade.
$10 per trade is a tremendous value compared to traditional services, but now there’s a newer service that offers an even better value for budding investors. More →
Back in the day, if a car reached 100,000 miles it was probably a reliable sign that it was time to trade it in and get a new vehicle. These days, the 100,000 mile threshold is much less of an issue thanks to numerous advances in engineering, automotive technologies and materials. In fact, these days it’s not unheard of to see cars with 200,000 miles still chugging along.
While that may hold true for gas-powered vehicles, a lot less is known about what happens when electric cars put on hundreds of thousands of miles. Of course, this is largely due to the fact that mass-market EVs are a relatively new phenomenon given that the Tesla Model S wasn’t even available until June of 2012.