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The FBI’s Not Sharing Their iPhone Secrets

iPhone 6 Repair MelbourneApple and various government agencies have been going back and forth, these past few months, with the world’s intelligence agencies trying to get Apple to give up access to customer’s private data to help with investigations.

Apple, however, hasn’t been budging, viewing any cooperation as a violation of their customers’ privacy. Considering how many of us own iPhone 5’s, in Melbourne and around the world, the mythical “back door” for Apple’s iPhone would open up the possibility of covert monitoring of a wide swathe of the swathe of the global population.

Despite Apple’s non-compliance, it seems the FBI have discovered a secret way to access an iPhone’s date, but they’re not telling what it is.

Despite Apple’s refusal to play nice with the world’s Intelligentsia, the FBI is still deciding whether or not to share what they’ve learned as part of a White House program to alert software vendors to possible security breaches in their products.

In a recent report to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI has stated they’re not sure they’ve learned enough about hacking iPhones to warrant a statement, after reportedly hiring a hacker to crack into an iPhone 5c, used by a shooter in a recent mass shooting.

Despite the FBI’s statement, electronic rights activists like the Electronic Frontier Foundation criticized the agency back in March, stating that the FBI should share the possible bug.

The FBI have been at least slightly cooperative with the iPhone manufacturers, when they recently informed Apple of a security breach in older versions of iOS and Macs, as was recently reported by Reuters. It seems that Apple already knew about the breach, with an anonymous Apple executive stating the Apple has recently fixed bugs with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.

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iPhone Sales Decline For The First Time EVER!

iPhone MelbourneFor the first time since Apple launched its game-changing iPhone 12 twelve years ago, the seemingly unstoppable mobile juggernaut has announced a decline in sales.

Apple has recently announced its fiscal findings from the Second Quarter of 2016, with surprising results. iPhone sales have dropped to 51.1 million units, in the first three months of 2016. This is a decline from the 61.1 million units Apple sold in Q2 of 2015.

Things aren’t boding well for Apple, with the company anticipating a double-digit decline for the current quarter as well, with a predicted target of between $41 and $43 billion for Q3, which will end in June, coming in at significantly lower than analyst’s predictions of $47.3 billion.

Apple stocks have seen a similar decline, falling 6% per share, in the Second Quarter of 2016.

Despite the grim findings and predictions, Apple CEO Tim Cook remains optimistic, with a number of innovations rumored to roll out, throughout the year.

The decline in sales may have more to do with larger global trends, like market saturation. We’re finally reaching a point where everyone who wants a smartphone already has one. A sluggish economy in China, which is one of Apple’s most important markets, has also been attributed for flagging sales.

Apple is stemming the tide, and trying to bolster profits, by continuing to roll out a series of wearable devices and music streaming services throughout the year, which should help, although not being as profitable for the mobile manufacturer as iPhone sales.

To further quiet criticism, Apple is increasing the quarterly dividends of its shareholders by 10% a share. Apple’s also planning on buying back a large portion of stocks, increasing its spending by 25%, to $157 billion.

It should be interesting to see what happens with Apple, over the coming months.

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5 Surprising Facts About Mobile Phone Repairs

Mobile Phone Repairs MelbourneWith every new day – with practically every second – we seem to be growing more and more dependent on our smartphones to function in our daily lives. We use them to look up movie times, find a great brownie recipe, talk to our moms, our lovers, keep track of our kids… We use our phones for absolutely everything.

Keeping that in mind, it’s becoming less and less of an option to go without a cellphone, or even living with a damaged handset.

Read on, to find out 5 surprising facts about mobile phone repairs.

5 Surprising Facts About Mobile Phone Repairs

  1. Apple sold around 51.2 million iPhones last quarter. At the beginning of April 2016, Apple announced its financial statistics for Q2 of 2016. Although the smartphone titan is reporting a decline in sales for the first time in 13 years, that’s still a healthy trade! Considering that, on avearge, ⅓ of iPhone owners report living with cracked screens, or other minor cosmetic damages, that’s a staggering 17 million new handsets, every three months, to be kept in perfect working order.
  2. The two most common smartphone activities are texting and taking photos.While it may be called a “smartphone”, that’s really just the tip of the iceberg of what these wunder-devices are capable of. Heck, many of us barely use the speech capabilities of our phones at all, except to order a pizza when there’s no emoji delivery. That means having our screens in pristine condition is even more important than ever. Not only are cracked screens an eyesore, they can even prove a health risk, via cut fingers, and that’s not even mentioning the restricted activities or the risk to our phone’s data.
  3. 12% of iPhones are damaged by spilled beer. Water damage is one of the most common causes for mobile phone repair. That’s water, specifically. In fact, only 1 out of 8 mobile phones are damaged due to drinking-related accidents!
  4. The second most common cause of liquid damage is spilled soda. Although spilled water is the leading cause of liquid damage, soda follows closely behind. The sticky, sugary liquid is even more of a nightmare to repair than regular old Hydrogen Hydroxide, so keep those handsets away from your Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb!
  5. If you can make it through you’re first year, you’re golden. Roughly 10% of iPhone, iPad, and Samsung Galaxy owners damage their device within a year of getting it. Sometimes, tragicallly, it can happen within weeks of purchasing our brand new, high-tech device.

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Samsung Races Ahead Of The Mobile Market With The Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 MelbourneSamsung seemed primed to dominate the mobile markets in 2012, with the launch of their flagship S3 smartphone. The S3 kickstarted a healthy market run, with five successive quarters of profits.

Unfortunately, Samsung weren’t able to keep their winning streak going, as each successive generation of Samsung Galaxies failed to capture their customers’ imaginations, leading to seven quarters of reported losses.

This decline seems to be turning around, as the South Korean electronics manufacturer reported a profit of $5.8 billion for 2016’s first quarter – a 12% increase over last year’s first quarter. Samsung even managed to exceed analysts’ predictions, which is a great sign for the future of Samsung’s mobile department.

Samsung’s turnaround couldn’t have come at a better time, with the company reporting an operating profit of $3.89 trillion – nearly a 42% profit from 2015’s first quarter, and the highest for Samsung since 2014.

Although the manufacturer doesn’t release specific figures, it’s estimated that Samsung shipped 9.5 million Galaxy S7’s this quarter, surpassing the expectations of many financial speculators. Samsung’s chip division is also reportedly in the black, with a net profit of $2.63 trillion won, despite being a 10% decline from 2015’s first-quarter chip sales.

Samsung is predicting healthy sales for the second quarter, as well, due to the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Considering that most smartphone manufacturers have reported a decline in sales, this quarter, these figures suggest that Samsung is stealing back the hearts, minds, and imaginations of savvy smartphone lovers.

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Apple’s Liam Robot Is Harvesting Precious Metals From Recycled iPhones

iPhone 6 repair MelbourneThere’s been a growing cause for concern and criticism, regarding the amount of precious metals used in mobile phones and devices. In fact, one ton of recycled iPhones yield more precious metals than a ton of ore from some of the Earth’s most valuable precious metal deposits.

This extreme consumption is just going to increase, as Apple and other tech giants roll out new technologies at increasing speeds. The global e-waste market is projected to become a $5.04 billion industry, by 2020, with 1/3 of the discarded mobiles coming from the United States and China.

That’s a lot of discarded ore!

While Apple has been working hand-in-hand with 3rd party iPhone recyclers, they’ve decided to take matters into one robotic hand, with the introduction of the Liam Robot.

h1>Introducing Liam, The Recycling Robot

Developed over the span of three years, Liam is focusing on salvaging precious metals from iPhone 6’s. The automaton will remove Lithium and Cobalt from the batteries, mine copper and gold from the camera, and strip silver and platinum from the motherboard.

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Liam is made up of different modules, that can deconstruct an iPhone 6 in 11 seconds. The Liam Robot will only be able to recycle a few million handsets a year, however, but Apple are working on installing a second unit in Europe, to double the recycling capacity.

This is just another step in Apple’s sustainability efforts. As of 2013, all of Apple’s data centers have been operating entirely on renewable energy, with 93% of their overall consumption coming from renewable sources.

Considering the amount of precious metals that go into an iPhone 6, it’s just one more great reason to repair your iPhone 6 in Melbourne, rather than buying a whole brand-new device.

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