Apple’s 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass

Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup allegedly won’t look much different from the company’s current offerings outside of some frosted glass, new technologies like "bilateral" wireless charging, ultra-wide band for enhanced indoor positioning, and a triple-lens camera, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple replaced 11 million iPhone batteries in 2018, up from its usual of 1-2 million

Following Apple’s revision to its Q1 2019 earnings, it was revealed that Tim Cook would hold an all-hands meeting to discuss the results with Apple employees. While the majority of the details from that meeting have yet to leak, John Gruber at Daring Fireball today has an interesting tidbit. more… The post Apple replaced 11 […]

iPhone XS sees slight battery capacity reduction as XS Max and XR offer biggest batteries yet

Apple shares battery specifications for iPhones by giving usage ratings for talk time, internet use, video playback and more, but it doesn’t share the actual battery capacity for each model. Now, we’ve got specifics on the battery specs for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. more… 9to5Mac

Second class action suit surrounding Apple’s throttling of iPhones with depleted batteries launches

Just hours after the first class action suit was launched against Apple alleging harm by the company’s actions to keep iPhones functional in the case of a chemically depleted battery, a quintet of filers in have also launched their own in Chicago. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

This week on AI: ‘Apple Car’ & ‘iPhone 9’ batteries, ‘iPhone 8’ leaks, Apple software updates & more

Batteries, oddly, ended up being a theme of Apple product rumors this week — including ones for the company’s possible electric car. The "iPhone 8" otherwise dominated headlines, with less than two months to go before an expected announcement. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple extends repair coverage to 3 years for Apple Watch (1st gen) w/ expanded/swollen batteries

Apple has extended its service coverage for Apple Watch (1st gen) models experiencing expanded/swollen battery problems to three years, covering customers for service for an additional two years beyond the complimentary 1-year Limited Warranty that it provides with the device. more… 9to5Mac

Apple to replace batteries of iPhone 6s units suffering from unexpected shutdowns

It seems Apple has run into its own smartphone battery troubles. Days after the company launched an iPhone 6 Plus repair program for units impacted by so-called "touch disease" faults, a new initiative activated on Sunday seeks to replace a batch of iPhone 6s batteries causing unexpected device shutdowns. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Samsung Recalls New Galaxy Note7 Due to Exploding Batteries [Updated]

Following reports of exploding batteries in its latest smartphone, Samsung is expected to announce an “unprecedented” recall of the Galaxy 7 Note less than a month after it first debuted. According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, an unnamed Samsung official says the company is conducting an investigation and is expected to announce the results […]