The Chicago Tribune claims that its study of iPhone 7 and other smartphones exceed the safety limit for cellphone radiation. Using a “tub of clear liquid, specially formulated to simulate human tissue” it found radiation exposure from the iPhone 7 was more than double what Apple reported from its own testing. Apple disputes the study, and the FCC will conduct further studies.
Cellphones use radio waves to communicate with a vast network of fixed installations called base stations or cell towers. These radio waves are a form of electromagnetic radiation, in the same frequency range used by TVs and microwave ovens.
This kind of radiation, also known as radiofrequency energy, shouldn’t be confused with ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays, which can strip electrons from atoms and cause serious biological harm, including cancer.
Of course, there is no conclusive evidence that non-ionizing radiation is powerful enough to have a measurable effect on the human body. John Kheit and I agree to disagree 😉
A second class action complaint regarding the so-called iPhone7 Loop Disease has been filed, this time in Northern California.
The developers of the Spectre camera app shared some news about their app. They added stabilization support for iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE.
With Spectre 1.0, we only supported stabilization on iPhone 8 and later. Stabilization pushes your phone to its limit, and if it can’t keep up, it creates a noticeable drop in quality. We hoped to someday bring it to older devices, but wanted to under-promise and over-deliver.
Apple said it will stop selling iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 phones in retail stores in the country.
Leaked images of the expected new Apple Smart Battery Case show that it still has a “bump” and will only be available in black.
A new Smart Battery Case compatible with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 is on its way, according to a new icon in a beta of watchOS 5.1.2.
There seems to be a new epidemic among iPhone users. Called “iPhone 7 loop disease,” it can affect older iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.
Check it out. Samsung is positioning its two-month old flagship Galaxy S9 against an iPhone. And when I say “iPhone,” I mean iPhone 6 [via MacRumors]. The ad appears to be a pitch to owners of old iPhones, but it feels more like a Freudian slip to me. “This,” Samsung appears to believe, “is all we can do.” Even if the psychology behind the ad isn’t as twisted and warped as my Samsung-loathing mind wants it to be, comparing a brand new flagship device to a three-and-a-half year old competitor is terrible, awful, absurd positioning. Perhaps that’s part of why iPhone 7 is still selling as well as the Galaxy S9, let alone the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, all of which handily outsell the Samsung device. Anyhoo, you can watch it and judge for yourself.
It affects certain iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models running iOS 11.3 or later.
iPhone 7 models start at $449—9% off the original retail price—while iPhone 7 Plus models start at $599—10% off the original price.
Each device comes with a full one-year Apple warranty, and you can even buy one under Virgin’s US$1/month plan.
Have an iPhone 6 or newer and want the battery replaced? Apple will do it for $29 without checking the battery’s health first.
Dr. Mac can’t recall Apple ever offering more iPhone models than today, with eight different iPhone models, sporting screens in four sizes, and having 32, 64, 128, or 256GB of storage. Which is right for you?
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The patents let iPhones use only the minimum power needed to work, and causes parts of the processor to turn off when they aren’t being used.
iPhone 8 is a sacrificial lamb that was never intended to be a big seller, yet without it, Apple would have found itself in a pickle.
When Steve Jobs said, “You’re holding it wrong,” he wasn’t referring to taking pictures; still, the saying probably holds true for that use, too.
This is a great new feature, stymied by conflicting and confusing instructions for use that, strangely enough, vary depending on which model of iPhone you have.
Olloclip announced Thursday that its popular lens kits (and cases) for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus work out of the box with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. “This includes compatibility with the Core Lens, Active Lens, Macro Pro Lens and special edition Filmer’s Kit,” the company said. Olloclip makes some of our favorite iPhone lenses, with the Core Lens Kit priced at $99.99. All of the kits are available now.
Maybe Cupertino has a new way coming for multitasking with 3D Touch, but for now it’s limited to the Home button.
The Oaxis InkCase i7 Plus is a lot of things. It’s a case for your iPhone 7 Plus, but it’s also an eBook reader. It offers shock absorption, while allowing you check your calendar and reminders without unlocking your iPhone. This is a second screen for your iPhone, as well as a protective case to keep you from breaking it. The InkCase even integrates with Pocket, so you can save your articles to read later and not have to open up your smartphone to peruse those headlines. The real beauty, though, is the eInk display — no more worries about glare from harsh sunlight when you’re trying to read. Oaxis already has the InkCase line available for the iPhone 7, but the new, larger product for the 7 Plus is gaining traction on Kickstarter. With 30 days left in the campaign, Oaxis has already come close to meeting the funding goal to make the case a reality. I received an early review unit of the case recently, and I’m loving it so far. It’s definitely worthy of the moniker “Cool Stuff Found.”