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It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at the stories worth your attention right now.
Apple has made Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, as well as GarageBand and iMovie free apps for iOS and Mac users. This means that if you have a compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or a Mac computer, you can visit the App Store and get the latest versions of these apps free of charge.
Yesterday, Apple opened three new Apple Stores in Germany, the United States, and China. Below you can take a look at some images and get more details about each new store.
Apple has released a new version of Safari Technology Preview. The latest build contains some new features and improvements that make the browser more stable and efficient when opening and rendering web pages.
Apple has recently changed its iPhone warranty policy. From now on, third-party screen repairs do not void the warranty. As noted in the internal memo shared with retail employees, if the phone passes the fraud or tampering inspection, the company should proceed with the repair as in a normal case. If the third-party screen repair didn’t cause any damage to the phone, Apple will repair the phone under warranty, free of cost.
Last year, a problem with some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units was found that resulted in unexpected shutdowns of these devices. To make the smartphones work again, owners had to plug them in. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Apple revealed that iOS 10.2.1 that is now installed on 50% of active devices has helped to reduce the number of iPhone users suffering from the problem.
More and more matte black iPhone 7 users are complaining about the paint that is chipping off their devices. Apple seems to be aware of the issue, but has not yet officially commented on it. The company refuses to replace the affected iPhone units claiming that this is not a manufacturing fault and thus the devices can’t be swapped for free.
Luca Todesco has released yet another version of its semi-tethered jailbreak of iOS 10.2. The version seems to be identical to the one released last weekend, however, has one major improvements. yalu102 now supports the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4.
There’s a new hack that can break the Messages app on iOS 10. The vulnerability of the application has been discovered by an iOS and Windows developer nicknamed vincedes3.
To kill the Messages app, the developer sends the recipient a contact card that contains a large and complicated text. When the recipient tries to open it, the application freezes. Rebooting the device doesn’t help. The developer says that the only way to fix it without restoring the device and setting it up as new is using the link provided by the hacker on his website.
Remember, if you receive a message with a contact card called 'vincedes3.vcf', don’t open it. Below you can take a look at the video showing how the developer kills the Messages app.
A Chinese consumer group called the Shanghai Consumer Council has reported about 8 cases of the iPhone 6 battery catching fire due to manufacturing fault. Apple denied such claims saying that all of the devices it received for inspection had signs of physical damage. The company offered the users of damaged iPhones repairs, but obviously, these repairs won’t be free.
There’s a widespread issue affecting a wide number of iPhone 6s users and causing their devices to power off all of a sudden. In November, Apple acknowledged the problem and launched a free battery replacement program for the devices manufactured between September and October of 2015. On Friday, the company has apologized for the issue and explained what exactly is causing the problem.
Apple has launched a new iPhone repair program. If you live in the United States and your iPhone 6s suddenly turns off from time to time, Apple will repair it at no cost provided that the handset has no signs of physical damage and third-party repairs.
Apple is reportedly planning to integrate Siri to the messages app to help people check and schedule events on their calendars and make payments using the virtual assistant.
Apple has just released a new commercial for its Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. The short ad highlights better sound quality of the headphones and up to 40 hours of battery life as well as compatibility with most iPhones and iPads. All these things have become possible thanks to the new W1 chip and other hardware improvements found inside of the headphones. You can take a look at the short ad below.
Apple may release three iPad Pro models with smaller bezels next year in March, Barclays Research analysts claim. In addition to the existing 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models, the company may unveil a brand new 10.9-inch iPad while keeping the overall size of the tablet identical to that of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Moreover, as noted by reliable experts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang, Apple may incorporate the Home button right into the screen to save space and reduce the thickness of the device.