You can tell whether your iPhone has AppleCare coverage or not by checking your phone on the AppleCare+ website, or in your iPhone’s“About” page. AppleCare+ and AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss are warranty policies that will usually cover the costs of repairs and part replacements for your iPhone. AppleCare+ can […]
Apple loses money on device repairs every year, the company disclosed this week. The tech giant restricts which independent repair stores are authorised to fix Apple products, arguing that doing otherwise would reduce the quality and safety of repairs. Apple made the disclosure in response to questions from the House […]
The Saudi Arabian Oil Co.’s (Saudi Aramco) repairs to its facilities that suffered devastating attacks last week are in emergency mode, but it could still be months before they are fully operational, according to the Wall Street Journal. Saudi officials and oil contractors told the Journal that the estimate of […]
Don’t buy a new smartphone right now. In just a couple of months, the biggest tech companies in the world, including Apple,Google, and Samsung, will announce their flagship phones for 2019. The presence of new flagship smartphones will also cause older phones to drop in price. It’s worth holding on […]
Australian YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys completely restored an AppleiPhone 8 he purchased in terrible condition on eBay for about $US200. He had to buy some extra parts, like a new glass panel for the display, a new housing, and a new battery. Still, Jeffreys ended up with a 256GB iPhone 8 […]
Two of the US military’s service academies are facing major repair projects. The renovations are needed to address years of insufficient maintenance and other issues. The projects will cost millions of dollars and take years to complete. The US Naval and Air Force academies are dealing with major maintenance issues […]
Apple quoted me $US1,475 to repair a liquid-damaged MacBook Pro. An unauthorised Apple repair shop quoted me $US425 to perform the same repair. I went with the unauthorised repair shop. The repair shop replaced a single chip, whereas Apple would likely have replaced the entire logic board that hosts the […]
I’ve grown up with Apple computers my entire life, starting with a model released the year I was born (1986). Apple’s design choices have been increasingly hostile to users who want to make even the smallest improvements to their devices themselves. I’ve decided my current MacBook Pro laptop will be […]
Apple won’t confirm publicly whether its new MacBook Pro models address a reliability issue that has spurred lawsuits. But according to a service document distributed to repair centres, the keyboard on the most recent models includes a new rubber membrane that prevents dust from getting inside the key. This suggests […]
Many of Apple’s recent laptop models have a keyboard that many people say can be paralysed by even a spec of dust. Apple was forced to offer free repairs to people who have had issues. Apple released new laptop models with a “third-generation keyboard” this week that was designed to […]
Apple recently launched a new iPad that’s targeted at schools. But iFixit gives the tablet a 2-out-of-10 repairability rating, suggesting that schools may need to pay Apple or repair specialists for routine maintenance. Schools that want to buy Apple’s new $A469 iPad may need to budget for more additional costs […]
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The National Broadband Network has launched a new big data project that will analyse the fault repair experiences for retail customers. The new Tech Lab will collect information via voluntary surveys from customers that have had faults serviced. The data will then have machine learning and trend analysis applied to […]
Apple will reportedly start offering free repairs for certain Apple Watches. The new worldwide policy, which was first reported by MacRumors, applies specifically to Apple Watch Series 2 devices that have a swollen battery. A swollen battery can cause the watch to stop turning on, or can force the display […]
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