Slow iPhone? Get A New Battery Replacement for just $29 and See It Come To Life Again

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The controversy

Apple has been accused of slowing people old iPhones in order to sell them new ones. And that accusation is ridiculous. The reality is that Apple does slow old iPhones at times (peak performance) in order to EXTEND its life not to reduce it.

See Apple official statement: A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance

All batteries degrade over time and can cause the device to shut off randomly, not be able to hold a charge or not power at all. In order to reduce this problem, Apple implemented a software feature that reduces the stresses on the battery at times.

People looking to sensationalize anything Apple related had been spreading the false narrative that Apple does this to sell more phones when the fact is that iPhones remain usable over 2 times longer than comparable high-end smartphones running Android. And this is thanks to Apple looking to maximize the battery life.

The One Apple Failing

If Apple is guilty of something is in not making this clear at first. A lot of people didn’t know they could just replace the battery on their old iPhones and bring them up to speed. This is been addressed on an incoming software update that will give the user more information on the state of their batteries.

A great solution: Battery replacement for just $29

If you notice your iPhone been slower, shutting off randomly even when the battery says it has charge left that means your battery is bad and putting a fresh one in will drastically increase your iPhone performance and extend its life.

How to get a new battery?

Apple usually charges $79 for a battery replacement but only if the phone battery health is below 80 %. That's changing at least until December 2018. Starting now if you have an iPhone 6 or later you can have your battery replaced for just $29 and the only condition is that the phone has no damage. The 80% health requirement has also been removed so over 500 million iPhones are eligible to have a new battery installed for just $29.

Elegible devices:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X

You have until December 2018 to get a fresh battery at $29. If you have an iPhone 8 or X I will wait until December to get a new one as your device one is already new but for anyone with a 7 or below I get one immediately.

So in short

Apple was making something good that was poorly communicated and uneducated or malicious people used to slander Apple but Apple responded by clarifying the “issue” and even giving it’s customers a $50 discount on batteries.

And this is what separates Apple from the competition. That been said I will like to see Apple and other major players investing heavy on battery R&D since the current state of battery tech is not optimal.

Apple could drop the iPhone Numbering & S naming for iPhone & iPhone Pro

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Three New iPhones For 2017

The rumor mill is ablaze with rumors flying all over the place that Apple will introduce three new iPhones this year.

The iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus, and a new high-end model unofficially named iPhone Pro (or iPhone X)

Does This Naming Convention Make Sense?

Short answer. NO

Already the numbering and S naming scheme is a bit long in the tooth. Especially when there is very little change from on generation to the other (iPhone 6S to 7)

And with a third model been added to the lineup, it will make even less sense to keep with the numbering scheme.

If Apple indeed introduces a new high-end iPhone Pro that supposedly will start at over $1000 then it will give Apple the perfect opportunity to drop the numbering scheme.

What Names Could Apple Use For The New iPhones Then?

Simple. If they are in fact introducing a new Pro version they could call the new models just iPhone and call the new version iPhone Pro.

They did the same for the iPad 4. Instead of calling it iPad 4 Apple just call it the new iPad. And the current up to date lineup of iPads are been called iPads Pro. I won't be surprised if the Air just become the iPad.

Calling it just iPhone and iPhone Pro will be on par with the Macbook line and probably the new batch of iPads as well.

I believe the iPhone is mature enough to hold on it's on incremental upgrades without the big number changing every two years.

What are the chances of this happening?

We will find out in a couple of months.

A Good iPhone Tripod That Just Cost $10 [video] #iphoneography

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Everyones carry an iPhone or another smartphone so most people have a great camera on them all the time.

So why do so many people take bad pictures? Simple because in a lot of occasion a good camera will do you no good if is not paired to a tripod.

A tripod provide a stable image so that the pictures and videos come out looking great without been blurry or noise.

Now there are a lot of great tripods for iPhone like the Manfrotto Rugged Mini Tripod Kit but at $30 if you get one for the house and one for the car you will be out $60.

A Good $10 Alternative

Enter the Aukey iPhone Tripod at just $10 this basic tripod comes with an adjustable ball head and mount. It’s inexpensive but sturdy and will hold any iPhone with and without a case. It will fit most other smartphone as well.

And the shape of the legs make for a comfortable grip if you use it like a stabilizer while walking and vlogging.

Price for this tripod fluctuates from $8-$12 but it’s almost always around $10. At that price grab a pair and always have one in hand when you need it.