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Almost seems as if it thinks the headphone jack is still plugged in ... it's trying to listen through the headset mic rather than the built-in mic.  It shouldn't happen when the headset isn't plugged in... could something have gotten into the headset socket that is disturbing the contacts in there?
 Nothing's 100% ... but...Don't leave the charger plugged in ALL the time, and don't let the battery sit near zero-charge for extended periods. As the battery ages, internal components can deteriorate... can release some gas in the process... during use of the battery, and especially during charging, heat can build up, the gas expands, in rare cases enough to overcome the structural integrity of the casing.
It's an internal failure of the battery ... not a common failure mode (at least not to that extent) but also not exactly rare. It would require a lengthy (by forum standards) dissertation on chemistry to really explain it, but the short version is:   It's a "normal" age related failure, but expansion to that degree is rare.  It's not likely to happen to that extent again, but battery failure can be expected after several years (hard to be precise, because it depends on...
 Yes.  You just need to make sure the carrier you choose uses frequency spectrum supported in the iPhone (pretty much ANY GSM carrier in the US.)
WHY do people like this duck guy get so bent out of shape over this? How does someone ELSE being LGBT have any impact on HIS life whatsoever?   ​Even for those with a  religious response, why does everyone ELSE have to modify their behavior to suit YOUR religion?... Should we also recognize every fatwah issued by any imam as enforceable law?  Should the teachings of Buddah be made law? ​Zealots need to consider if they REALLY want religious ideas to be made into...
I get where you're coming from!   And the "Pro" model should be about raw power, not about power per watt (that's more of an iMac metric... certainly a MacBook metric.)   But you'll also see additional improvement from external drives... using solid state drives via thunderbolt should give noticeably faster data access.
 Yes. It's default position is to back up the entire start-up drive.But you can go into options and select files and folders to skip or add other (external) drives to the back-up items, etc.Time Machine is actually fairly flexible, but not as powerful as CCC.
These days, I just rely on the built-in "Time-Machine" function.  But I can certainly understand why some folks want more.   I used to use CCC, but it's been a couple years ... I LOVED it... you could make simple back-up drives of pick-and-choose files, or the entire drive... or even choose to make a BOOTABLE back-up of your drives... hugely customizable and very powerful... also fairly simple if you just want a basic back-up.   I tried Time Machine when I was going to...
I simply wired a charging cable onto my bike ... mounted the iPhone on the handlebars where it also serves as a GPS.   (The charging cable consists of a USB port dongle that plugs into my battery-tender plug on the bike and provides a USB plug for a standard USB-lightning cable which I routed under the tank and to the handlebars... a "Rider's Claw" mount (you can Google that) securely holds the iPhone and provides easy "drop-in" mounting/removal of the iPhone.)   Feel...
 Because I'm INVESTING... not SPECULATING.  I'm not playing short-term market changes, I own part of a company. I really don't care much about ups and down over periods of months ... that's just part of the game.  I'm more concerned with what I think my investment will be worth DECADES down the road (years, at the least.)So despite the swings and "poor" performance if measured over ONLY the last 12 months, I'm taking a longer view, and my AAPL stock is still doing quite...
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