iphones

10.11.19

It Is Currently Impossible to Exchange Money for an iPhone

The iPhone 11 Pro is sold out in stores all over the country and Apple store workers don't know when they're getting more shipments.

8.30.19

Apple Will Finally Sell iPhone Parts to Repair Shops But Not to You

Apple's new program is progress, but it's still not any easier to fix your own phone.

8.8.19

Apple Is Locking Batteries to Specific iPhones, a Nightmare for DIY Repair

The move makes it impossible for anyone who is "unauthorized" to replace a battery on an iPhone without losing important features.

6.20.19

‘Phones Cause Teens to Grow Horns’ Is a Dumb Tech Moral Panic

Some amount of young people may have tiny bones growing from the base of their skulls. But don’t freak out.

4.12.19

Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.

3.6.19

The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code

Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.

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2.19.19

FaceTiming My Loved Ones Is Like Basic Emotional Hygiene

I brush my teeth and FaceTime at least two times a day.

2.11.19

How My Phone Saved Me From Feeling Like a Constant Failure

Making an endless to-do list made me feel like a failure—until an iPhone app helped me see the difference between taking out the trash and tackling my bigger life goals.

1.2.19

Tim Cook to Investors: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

Apple finally says that repair hurts its bottom line.

12.12.18

We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy

Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.

11.27.18

iPhones Are the Real Threat to Craft Beer, Not Weed, Says Brewers Association CEO

Apparently, people just aren’t going out to mingle at the bar because we've all got dating apps on our phones.

10.11.18

Kanye West Has Literally the Worst iPhone Passcode You Could Ever Have

If starting from the lowest possible number and going up, Kanye’s passcode would literally be the first one you would try.

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