News tagged ‘activation’
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the posts worth your attention. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s recent software updates, but there’re some other important things as well.
Apple has quietly removed the iCloud Activation Lock status page from its website. This means that it is now impossible to check whether the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you’re supposed to buy second-hand is locked before you actually get it. It is unclear why the company has decided to shut down such a useful page.
Apple may cut iPhone production by 10% in the first quarter of 2017. The reason for doing so is sales that are weaker than expected. Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with dual camera are still popular, but the demand is not as strong as it could be. The report that comes from Nikkei is based on data from suppliers, they seem to be a reputable source.
Some AirPods users are complaining about the charging case battery life. While the earbuds seem to hold charge perfectly well, the case loses 15-20% of charge overnight. That’s without using it or AirPods.
As it turns out, the demand for the iPhone 7 and older models is still strong. According to a research firm Flurry Analytics, most of the smartphones purchased and activated during the holidays were iPhones.
It is Sunday today, which means that it’s time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
A growing number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are complaining about the Activation Lock issue affecting their brand new smartphones. According to the most popular reports from MacRumors forums and Twitter, many phones are linked to Apple IDs that do not belong to the owners of these devices. Apple removed the Activation Lock from several handsets after getting proofs of ownership from their owners. The company also agreed to replace several affected units. Still, it has to comment on the issue.
A new version of the application for those who use jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units and need to remove everything from their devices without losing the jailbreak has been recently released by the developers. The app is called Semi-Restore and, as I've already mentioned, it lets users restore their devices without losing the jailbreak. Semi-Restore now supports the hacked versions of iOS 9.02 and iOS 9.1.
Several days after the release of iOS 9.3.2 to users worldwide, Apple has pulled the update because of numerous reports claiming it bricks some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models. The company remains silent, but those iPad Pro users who haven’t yet updated their devices don’t see iOS 9.3.2 in the Software Update section. This indicates that the update has been indeed pulled and that Apple engineers are currently working on a fix for the problem.
Apple is aware of the recent problem with opening links in Safari, Mail and a number of other applications on iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.2.1. Moreover, according to the latest report from TechCrunch, the company is already working on a fix for the bug that will be included in the next minor update for the mobile operating system. We need to be patient and wait for the newer build of IOS.
Apple has released an updated iOS 9.3 version for the owners of older devices that contains a fix for the activation issue. Now, after the update users need to enter the Apple ID and password they use at the moment, not the one that was used for setting up the device for the first time.
Apple has released a new version of iOS 9.3 for the users of older devices, namely, the iPhone 5s and iPad Air or older. In case you don’t know, a number of users have begun complaining about various issues with the latest update that resulted in troubles with the activation of their smartphones and tablets.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Flurry Analytics, Apple continued to dominate the holiday sales in 2015. 49.1% of new handsets purchased and activated during the holiday period turned out to be iPhones.
A lot of people prefer buying pre-owned iPhones. On the one hand, such devices are much cheaper than new, although offer the exact same functionality. On the other hand, however, a previously used iPhone may be physically damaged as well as locked by carrier and/or iCloud, so it is always good to know what to check before purchasing a second hand iPhone. Below you will find some useful tips.
Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide. The update comes one week after the release iOS 9.0.1 and contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable, efficient and secure.