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More reports of alleged iPhone 8 Plus battery issues have emerged

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Apple's iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling issues just won't seem to go away. Following two confirmed reports of iPhone 8 Plus devices bursting open because of swelling batteries in Taiwan and Japan last week, several more incidents have emerged.  Owners of new iPhone 8 Plus devices in Canada, China, Greece, and Hong Kong have also allegedly found their brand new iPhone 8 Plus devices bursting open, likely because of a battery swelling problem. Mashable also received a tip from a reader who claims his new iPhone 8 Plus split open after just a week of use. We also found another [...]

With the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, are consumers caught in the middle?

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Today’s retail launch of the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is a crucial test for Apple's riskiest iPhone strategy. For the first time, Apple introduced its latest iPhone upgrades while simultaneously teasing something better coming soon — what, by Apple’s own admission, is “the future.” SEE ALSO: Here are the first photographer-shot iPhone 8 pictures Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are, based on my review and what I’ve seen elsewhere on the web (and even in teardowns), “S” series devices in full-number-update clothing. Except for the glass back, the handsets maintain the iPhone 6 design introduced in 2014. [...]

Apple is investigating reports of split open iPhone 8 Plus devices

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Apple fans finally have their hands on the iPhone 8, but two owners in Asia have already busted their new phones under strange circumstances.  An iPhone 8 Plus owner in Taiwan says that her five-day-old 64GB device split open while charging, according to The Next Web. The owner claims she was using the official Apple charging cord, and after about three minutes, the phone started swelling, and she pulled it off the charger.  Another iPhone 8 Plus owner in Japan also claims his phone started splitting open. The weird thing about his story is that he didn't even have an [...]

Having battery issues with iOS 11? You’re not alone.

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Apple rolled out iOS 11 on Sept. 19, giving everyone with devices as old as 2013's iPhone 5S some fancy new features and ramped-up processing speeds.  The OS has been widely adopted as users flock to upgrade for the new features. As of press time, about 23 percent of all Apple devices are now running iOS 11. That's a great adoption rate for Apple — but for some iPhone owners, cycling up to the new OS hasn't been an entirely smooth process.  SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad Some of these new users have reported [...]

Rivals could take over two years to catch up to the iPhone X, says expert

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The iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system is rumored to be causing some production delays, but it could give Apple an important edge over its competitors for years to come.  Renown analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said Apple's competitors will likely need at least two and a half years to replicate the TrueDepth camera's functionality and user experience in an investors note obtained by MacRumors. The system is the key to Apple's new "Face ID" biometric security technology, Animoji, and several other new features. Kuo's bold predictions come shortly after he watched Apple's official demonstrations of the camera system, [...]

‘Silicon Valley’ shows how ridiculous the new iPhone X truly is

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Sometimes, it takes the cast of Silicon Valley to poke fun at the real world Silicon Valley. While the show masterfully ribs its own version of tech industry, a new cut from Funny or Die mashed scenes from Silicon Valley with Apple's iPhone keynote to reveal the ridiculousness that is the IRL iPhone X.  Sure, the iPhone X is an impressive phone (it better be with that price tag), but the way Apple fans praise anything the company does is something we should all call out and laugh at. While cool, Animoji is not the breakthrough technology we need (or [...]

What Apple didn’t tell you about the iPhone X

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The iPhone X, mystery no more. Image: Raymond Wong/Mashable And then it was real. In a few short moments after the words "one more thing..." appeared on a massive screen during the Sept. 12 Apple keynote, the iPhone X went from a much-rumored tech myth to a real, officially announced product. Soon Apple's SVP of marketing Phil Schiller was back out to tell us all the new features, from the edge-to-edge "Super Retina" display to wireless charging to the oh-man-it's-as-much-as-a-MacBook-Air $999 starting price. SEE ALSO: Apple finally unveils the iPhone 8 in all its glory But he didn't tell us [...]

Buying a new car made me despise Apple

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Apple Maps? Nooooooo! Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable The day I bought my Chevy Bolt EV, I was excited to plug in my iPhone and use Apple CarPlay to run my favorite apps on the dashboard's huge infotainment screen. My enthusiasm quickly disappeared, though, when CarPlay forced me to use Apple Maps for navigation. Nooooooooo! I took a deep breath and thought to myself, "Surely Apple Maps can’t be as bad as it used to be. Maybe this will be OK?"  SEE ALSO: Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi's luxurious Mi Mix 2 But after a few weeks of giving [...]

Bill Gates has finally switched from the Windows Phone to an Android

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Image: Getty Images At last, Bill Gates has joined us in the present. The Microsoft co-founder announced in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he's now using an Android phone.  The move was probably inevitable. Windows on mobile has effectively been a dead platform ever since Microsoft gutted its phone division two years ago. While Windows 10 technically works on phones, there's been pretty much zero support from hardware makers and app developers outside of Microsoft. Gates told Fox that the phone he uses is an "Android phone with a lot of Microsoft software." This could suggest that he's [...]

Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 8 reveal

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Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple's next iPhones are almost here. We're just days away from what will be Apple's most anticipated reveal in recent memory. On Tuesday morning, CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company's Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino and show off three new iPhones.  We'll also get our first look at the next Apple Watch, Apple TV, and hear the latest updates on iOS and macOS High Sierra. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 8 event: How to watch and what to expect Beyond that, the event carries special meaning for Apple. Not only is it the [...]