Tag Archive: Replacement


How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or is a replacement device provided by Apple via a service request. Wonder no more, you can use an interesting device model identifier trick to discover … Read More

9.7-inch iPad Pro is no laptop replacement, but it’s a terrific tablet [Reviews]

Apple really, really wants you to replace your laptop with an iPad — especially if that laptop is powered by Windows. But before that switch can even be considered, the iPad needs to do everything your laptop can and more. That’s where iPad Pro comes in. With its new A9X chip, it’s the most powerful […]

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Hot tip! Apple is now selling replacement heads for your Apple Pencil

Phil Schiller called the Apple Pencil “the greatest accessory Apple has ever made” during yesterday’s keynote event, and now Apple’s giving you the chance to keep your official Cupertino stylus alive for a bit longer — thanks to a new pack of four extra Apple Pencil tips. The tip replacements officially went on sale just […]

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iPad Pro is fast, powerful, but no laptop replacement

The iPad Pro is out today and, like clockwork, the first batch of reviews have started to circulate. The consensus? That the iPad Pro is gorgeous, powerful, and its (added extra) Apple Pencil stylus is great — but the add-on keyboard is disappointing, multitasking can be problematic, and it’s not quite ready to take over from the […]

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Siri’s first voice doesn’t think much of his replacement

We’re used to having virtual assistants like Cortana diss Siri, but it’s not everyday you hear one Siri voice insult another. In a new interview, three former Siri voice actors talk about their experiences becoming instantly recognizable voices around the world. While most of it is as you would expect, Siri’s original U.K. male voice […][Read More…]

Apple extends its iPhone 5 battery replacement program until 2016

Battery life is one of the most discussed aspects of the iPhone, but some handsets have it worse than others. If you bought an iPhone 5 in the six month window between September 2012 and January 2013, you could be eligible…Read more ›

BusyContacts is the replacement contacts app you’ve been waiting for

Apple’s Contacts app is the worst. It’s slow, it has a hard time working with services like Google or Exchange, and it just plain doesn’t connect with Calendar. Even though it integrates into all our other apps, most of us…Read more ›

Apple iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Will Replace Faulty Batteries for Free

If your iPhone 5 battery suddenly shuts itself off, experiences shorter battery life than expected, or needs to be charged seemingly constantly, it may be a result of a battery issue that impacts some iPhone 5 devices, and Apple will now fix the issue for free. Titled the “iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program“, the included … Read More

Apple’s new replacement program will fix the bad battery in your iPhone 5

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices that “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” If that sounds like you and you bought…Read more ›

Instacast 4 For iOS 7 Is The Perfect Replacement For Apple’s Podcast App

banner_enInstacast by Vemedio has been my podcaster of choice since I threw up my arms in frustration at Apple’s Podcast app and abandoned podcasts in iTunes altogether. That was about six months ago, and I’ve been beta testing version 4.0 of the Instacast iOS client over the summer. It’s a radical departure from the previous design, and […]

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