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  • Apple issues new 3.7.2 firmware update for AirPods owners

    To check the active firmware version owners can go into the iOS Settings app, then tap General, About, and finally AirPods.
    Nope, not seeing "AirPods" in this location.
    iPhone SE, iOS 10.3.2
    AirPods are definitely connected, they're in the Battery widget.
    Yeah it did this to me as well. I found out that flipping open the lid with the Pods' in the case, a few times will get the "AirPods" section to pop up at the bottom of the list.
  • Apple denies imminent iPhone 6 battery exchange program in the works

    I was an Apple technician until recently, and I can tell you that the 6S definitely had a battery issue. However, the 6's did not. I rarely ever saw any battery related issues with the 6 or 6 Plus. I think the only one was a few months ago. Display issues, I saw plenty and was surprised it took so long for a Program to start for those. And when it comes to the difference between 6's and 6S's, the 6's are a breeze to open and takes just seconds for a tech. However, the 6S has an adhesive around the entire internal enclosure, which make it a massive pain for a repair. A battery replacement on a 6 takes maybe 10-15 minutes at the longest (processing and paperwork aside). But a 6S can take quite a bit more time. Plus Apple has to keep them stocked with new adhesive strips that we have to put back in the device. Once the 6S came out, I was not looking forward to any in-store repairs as it is a huge pain. In almost every scenario it had to be sent to an Apple Depot Facility. I feel for the techs at the Apple Stores.
    avon b7GeorgeBMac
  • Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

    crowley said:
    What could "more vivid colors" mean in the context of the Apple TV since it doesn't have a display?   Are there TVs with colour profiles that the Apple TV doesn't currently utilise or something?
    Pretty sure it just means HDR. Not sure why the article didn't bring that up.
  • Watch: Rumors of a Siri home speaker heat up as Apple heads toward WWDC

    I'm sorry, I stopped watching when he mispronounced iOS... 😳
  • Double Feature sale in the iTunes store offers two movies for $9.99

    If you’re a fan of the original Arthur with Dudley Moore you couldn’t pay someone, let alone ask for them, to purchase the Russell Brandt remake.
  • Touch controllers on iPhone 6, 6 Plus failing in specific way for some users

    I myself used to work for an Apple Specialist, and I had seen this issue since the 6 Plus came out. I actually rarely saw this issue on iPhone 6's, if ever, however I saw them constantly on 6 Plus's. Any of the technician's knew that when you say "iPhone 6 Plus Flickering Display" this was exactly the issue stated above. They see at least 10 a week, if not more. However at this point, when they fail, people are just looking at an upgrade so that's what most do. Other than that they are required to send these phones in for an Out of Warranty Display Replacement where they will replace the display for about $135 plus tax. If the display replacement doesn't solve the issue, which happened a lot, they would replace the device for the same cost. However that is only if there is absolutely no damage. Other than that, you can replace the device completely for $329 plus tax. I am honestly surprised this is just now becoming news.