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  • Ireland could face fine for dragging heels on back taxes from Apple

    Tim is simply waiting for the tax rate in the US to be lowered otherwise there would be no problem. Is this cynical and perhaps immoral? I'll leave that for the reader to decide.

    The money in question is on profits made in Europe so even if the rate goes down in the US, the money would still stay in Europe.
  • Apple reportedly 'looking into' pair of iPhone 8 Plus with split screen from swollen batte...

    I had this happen on my 6. Three days out of my hands and it was back like brand new. Apple’s great about fixing these one-off problems.
    and how old was this iPhone 6 when it happened. 1 day, 2 days, a week, a month, a year old. 3 years old? That detail is actually very important because extremely aged batteries are designed swell as a safety feature. 
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  • Apple reportedly 'looking into' pair of iPhone 8 Plus with split screen from swollen batte...

    jurassic said:
    macxpress said:

    Uhhh... No "WhateverGate" is needed with MUCH LESS than 1 in 1,000,000 occurrences (only 2 out of the tens of millions of new iPhones sold so far). 

    it might be even less than that. i've seen other reports that note that both of the folks reporting these 'swollen batteries' are Asian. Asian (mainly chinese) resellers swiping parts out of iPhones and even iPads to resell is not uncommon. so much so that Apple had to reconfigure how they provide service on iPhones and the newest iPads that come in not turning on since a major reason for the no power is missing logic boards or non Apple batteries. non resellers have been unfortunately caught in the same system since Apple can't be selective in how they apply the new rules or it would look racist (even though its not their fault that the folks pulling the stunts are 99% Asian. so its possible that these phones were opened by someone trying to see what they might be able to swipe but they couldn't put the phones back together properly because they don't have the right glues etc. and they know that 'swollen batteries' is something that Apple won't dispute or mess with so it should be an easy way to get a replacement device
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  • Apple reportedly 'looking into' pair of iPhone 8 Plus with split screen from swollen batte...

    About batteries: I see a much quicker draining of my battery since I installed iOS 11. And I read on the internet about a survey saying the same is happening everywhere. Though nothing on AI. Wouldn’t that be a true battery gate?

    its not being reported because every iOS version has folks screaming about shitty battery life when it first launches and it almost always turns out to be a bad update install (fixed when one restores the software) and an app that wasn't properly updated to support the new iOS. like last year when Facebook botched their iOS 10 version and it was running battery non stop with continuous background app refresh, even when users turned it off for the app (cause the update was ignoring the setting)
  • Further delves into the leaked iOS 11 'gold master' reveal Face ID setup animation

    Rayz2016 said:
    ...And if this fella is saying that you have to look directly at the phone to authenticate with FaceID, then TouchID had better be included.  
    The process described *might* be to authenticate Apple Pay, whereas to unlock your iPhone, or other task with lesser security requirements, "previously reported by AI that Face ID may able to preform the facial scanning even when the phone is laying flat on a table."
    actually the absence of touch id might be due to the contracts with the banks. if Apple spelled out Touch ID or passcode in the contract then they might not be able to use this Face ID for such purposes