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Apple silent amid iPhone 'chargegate' complaints

Apple silent amid iPhone 'chargegate' complaints

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Apple has remained silent amid complaints that its new iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones fail to charge consistently when plugged in.Several users have reported that their device refuses to charge if it has been idle for a while. Some charge only if the display is "woken up".Video blogger Lewis Hilsenteger dubbed the issue "chargegate" in a video demonstrating the problem.However, Apple has not yet commented on the issue.Mr Hilsenteger presents the Unbox Therapy channel on YouTube, which has more than 12 million subscribers.In a video published on Saturday, he tested nine iPhones by plugging them into an official Apple power supply. While the 2017 iPhone X charged without problem, many of the ne...
Apple iPhone XS unveiled alongside fall-detecting Watch

Apple iPhone XS unveiled alongside fall-detecting Watch

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple has updated its iPhone X handset with three more powerful models, two of which are larger than before.The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5in (16.5cm) display. The iPhone XS has the same 5.8in-sized component as the original. The iPhone XR's screen is 6.1in but is lower quality.A new smartwatch was also launched with an added fall-detection function.There had been concerns that the relatively high £999 entry price of iPhone X would limit its appeal.But Apple said it had consistently proven more popular than either of the lower-priced iPhone 8 models. Market research firms suggest it also outsold rival companies' flagship devices. Media playback is unsupported on your ...
Apple introduces its biggest iPhone yet

Apple introduces its biggest iPhone yet

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Apple focused on big displays -- and even bigger medical applications -- introducing a revamped Apple Watch that doubles as a medical device and three new iPhones at its annual event today. With its latest smartwatch, the company moves further into health. The Apple Watch Series 4 can be used to take an electrocardiogram, or ECG, to monitor heart rate abnormalities, Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer announced. The company said it has obtained two Food and Drug Administration approvals for the watch as a medical device -- for the do-it-yourself ECG and for the monitoring of irregular heart rate, which can be a sign of atrial defibrillation that can lead to stroke and heart failure. The American Heart Association's president Ivor J. Benjamin took the stage to talk about ho...
Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

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An American woman who had her phone seized by border agents as she returned home to the United States is suing the country's border protection agency.Rejhane Lazoja was stopped at Newark airport, New Jersey, after returning from a trip to Switzerland in February.Her iPhone was seized by agents after she refused to unlock it for them.The lawsuit alleges that border agents took a copy of the data on her smartphone and failed to say whether it had been deleted.According to legal documents, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) kept the phone for more than 120 days before returning it to Ms Lazoja.She alleges the agency failed to confirm whether it had taken a copy of her data, and whether that data had been shared with any other agencies.The smartphone cont...
iPhone X camera issues could be breaking Face ID

iPhone X camera issues could be breaking Face ID

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Apple has issued a new repair policy for some iPhone X devices which suggests that issues affecting the rear camera could be behind Face ID failures.According to an internal document seen by Apple news blog MacRumours, stores authorised to fix faulty iPhone X models could be able to resolve the issues by repairing the rear camera.The fix has confused onlookers as the Face ID feature - which unlocks the phone by recognising the user's face - is operated from the front camera of the iPhone X.If the rear-camera repair does not fix Face ID, the stores are now authorised to perform a whole unit replacement instead of a display repair.The company did not immediately comment on the release of the internal guidelines.Repair shops are encouraged to run the Apple Services Toolkit 2 (AST2) which is a...