iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s Battery Drain

This is why your iPhone 7’s battery might die in a year

November 30th at 10:37 AM

This is why your iPhone 7’s battery might die in a year

There’s a new battery issue plaguing various models of Apple’s phone, including the iPhone 6s. Though we should expect Apple to investigate and fix the bug that causes unexpected shutdowns even when the battery is more than 30% full, users should also understand how these iPhone batteries work. Just like any other battery, they age. The more you use them — and phones do need constant charging — the more likely the battery is to degrade. In fact, even if you buy a brand new iPhone 7 right now, you might still run into battery issues a year from now. More →

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iPhone 6s Battery Drain

There’s a fix for your iPhone 6s’ serious battery drain, but you might not like it

November 29th at 6:50 AM

There’s a fix for your iPhone 6s’ serious battery drain, but you might not like it

More and more reports emerged online detailing a new battery problem that’s affecting a variety of iOS devices running a variation of iOS 10.1, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, and iPhone 5s. What happens with these devices is that they turn off unexpectedly, even when battery life indicates there’s more than 30% left. Upon connecting to a power source, they resume charging from around the same mark.

The good news is that you can have this problem fixed free of charge. The bad news is that not all these devices are covered. More →

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iPhone 6s Shutdown Issue Fix

Apple says it’ll fix problematic iPhone 6s units after pressure from consumer advocates

November 21st at 7:45 AM

Apple says it’ll fix problematic iPhone 6s units after pressure from consumer advocates

Apple announced a few days ago a replacement program for the iPhone 6 Plus’s Touch Disease issue, a fix that’ll cost you $149. The company is back with a new official repair program, one that addresses the iPhone 6s’s unexpected shutdown issue. And this one is available for free to affected users. More →

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iPhone 6 Shuts Down

China is investigating an iPhone problem just days after indirectly threatening Apple

November 16th at 9:18 AM

China is investigating an iPhone problem just days after indirectly threatening Apple

It might be all just a coincidence, but a Chinese consumer protection group started investigating Apple’s iPhone just days after a state-run newspaper said that China would respond in a “tit-for-tat” manner to any of Trump’s actions that could affect trade between the two countries. Apple’s iPhone was even specifically mentioned as a potential collateral victim. On the other hand, if there are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users who are experiencing a strange issue, it should certainly be addressed. More →

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iPhone 7 Activation Lock

Some new iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s models suffer from a strange Activation Lock issue

October 6th at 7:45 AM

Some new iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s models suffer from a strange Activation Lock issue

Issues are expected whenever a new gadget launches, especially smartphones. The iPhone is no stranger to post-launch problems. They can be temporary, like battery life or wireless connectivity issues, or more permanent — think Bendgate or storage issues. The iPhone 7 doesn’t suffer from any “gate” scandal, but there is one issue that will make it impossible to use the phone. What’s worse is that the problem also seems to affect iPhone 6s units. More →

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iPhone 6s Battery Explosion Fire

Another iPhone bursts into flames, sending the owner to the ER

October 4th at 7:45 AM

Another iPhone bursts into flames, sending the owner to the ER

Thanks to Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that forced the giant South Korean company to recall the handset just weeks after it went on sale, we’re all more aware than ever that smartphone batteries can explode. There are plenty of reasons why it happens. In the case of the Galaxy Note 7, a manufacturing flaw was responsible. Battery age and physical damage can also result in batteries blowing up and phones catching fire.

The iPhone isn’t spared either. In a matter of days, we saw an iPhone 7 explode, an iPhone 7 Plus’s battery bulge up without causing a fire, and an iPhone 6 Plus going up in flames during class. Now, it’s an iPhone 6s that has exploded. More →

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s Sales

Apple’s ‘boring’ iPhone 7 is selling faster than the iPhone 6s

October 3rd at 5:03 PM

Apple’s ‘boring’ iPhone 7 is selling faster than the iPhone 6s

The iPhone 7 may not set new sales records for Apple, but it certainly looks like it’s selling very well. According to an early report from Localytics, the iPhone 7’s launch weekend sales may have been close to Apple’s record-breaking iPhone 6s launch, though Apple never released any sales figures for this year’s models.

The same marketing company analyzed data for the first two weeks following the iPhone 7’s launch, and its findings are very interesting. It would appear that the “boring” iPhone 7 is selling even better than the iPhone 6s during its first two weeks. More →

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Google Pixel vs. iPhone 7: 3D Touch

Google’s Pixel phones are going to ‘steal’ a signature iPhone feature

September 22nd at 12:41 PM

Google’s Pixel phones are going to ‘steal’ a signature iPhone feature

Google’s Don’t-Call-Them-Nexus Pixel phones that are due to be announced shortly, and they’ll run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the gate, an Android update that will bring several special new Pixel features. A new leak suggests that one of them will be strikingly similar to the iPhone 3D Touch feature, but don’t call it that. More →

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iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs Galaxy S7 Edge Drop Test

Ultimate drop test showdown: iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S7 Edge

September 19th at 2:13 PM

Ultimate drop test showdown: iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S7 Edge

The iPhone 7 is the likely fastest smartphone in the world. Apple is going to sell tens of millions of units, despite the fact that many thought the new model would be “boring.” But forgetting the new camera and the faster processor — how does the iPhone 7 compare to two other recent smartphones in a drop test?

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iOS 10 vs. iOS 9.3.5: iPhone 6s 6 SE 5s 5

Is iOS 10 faster than iOS 9?

September 14th at 9:41 AM

Is iOS 10 faster than iOS 9?

iOS 10 is out and you should be able to install it on any iPhone or iPad made in the past few years. But is it worth upgrading to iOS 10 on older iPhones? Will the new operating system bring any performance issues, as we’ve seen in the past with similar upgrades? A video comparison between iOS 10 and iOS 9.3.5 shows us how the two different operating systems work on every iPhone from iPhone 5 all the way up to Apple’s iPhone 6s. More →

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