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You’re Running Out Of Time To Have Your iPhone 5 Battery Replaced!

iPhone 5 repair MelbourneWe’re nearing the deadline for Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement program, which will terminate in January 2016.

Battery replacement is the second most common iPhone 5 repair – second only to iPhone 5 screen repair. Although every iPhone battery has a limited lifespan, iPhone 5s purchased between September 2012 and January 2013, were particularly prone to battery failure. This caused Apple to announce its iPhone 5 battery replacement program, in 2014.

The offer was only valid for the two years following purchase, however, which would have only extended to the beginning of 2015. Apple graciously extended the offer to January 2016, which is right around the corner.

Apple believes that only a small number of handsets sold during that period were defective, they still extended the program.

How It Works

If you feel that your iPhone 5 may be eligible for the battery replacement program, and you’d like to seek a free battery replacement:

To prepare for iPhone 5 Battery Replacement:

  • Backup your data with iCloud or iTunes.
  • Turn off ‘Find My Phone‘.
  • Erase your data and settings under Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.

Eligibility may be limited to the country in which the handset was purchased. If you have already paid to have an iPhone 5 battery replaced, you can contact Apple to inquire about a refund.

Not eligible for the Apple iPhone 5 battery replacement program? Missed the deadline? Not to worry, we handle every type of iPhone 5 repair in Melbourne. Repairs can often be completed in 24 hours or less, with original manufacturers parts.

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Some iPhone 6 & 6s Could Have A Blurry Camera, According To Apple

iPhone 6 repair MelbourneHave you been having trouble getting clear, sharp photos with your iPhone 6? Were you starting to wonder if your eyes were out of focus, or even contemplating taking your iPhone 6 for repair? There might not be anything wrong with you, but rather your phone.

Apple has reported that a “very small percentage” of the first wave of their popular iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s were issued with a defective camera, that will only take blurry photographs. Seeing as how Apple has been billing the iPhone 6’s photo capability as one of its main selling points, this is likely to raise some concern.

No need to worry, however, as Apple has offered to replace the defective camera on all affected devices.

The Details

Apple has released a tool on their website, where customers can input their serial number and determine if their phone is one of the defective batch. Most of the faulty devices were bought between September of last year and January of 2015. Considering that many of Apple’s diehard, devoted fans frequently rush right out to buy the newest device, a lot of people could still potentially be carrying around a blurry camera.

In the case that your phone has one of the blurry cameras, there is also a tool on Apple’s website where you can check your serial number, that can help you find a qualified iPhone 6 repair shop in Melbourne.

Seeing as how ¾ of Apple’s sales come from iPhone 6 and 6s’, they have every incentive to resolve this matter with as little hassle for the customer as possible.

If you suspect your phone has a defective camera, or even if you need something basic like iPhone screen repairs in Melbourne, don’t hesitate to come in and talk to one of our professionals today!

 

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Apple Announces New Battery 25-Hour Battery Pack For iPhone 6 & 6s

iPhone 6 repair MelbourneiPhone users received a pleasant surprise last weekend, in the form of an unexpected battery pack upgrade. Seeing as how battery replacements are one of the most common iPhone 6 repairs, this is good news indeed.

iPhone 6 Battery Pack Design & Features

The new battery case for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s looks very similar to existing iPhone cases, but bears a number of innovative features (besides being able to go over a day without recharging). Rather than the brickish, bulky design of many iPhone cases, the new battery case looks like a common protective case, with a slight lump on its back for the battery.

Keeping with the minimalist design, Apple put all of the identifying features on the inside, printing the serial number and FCC stamp on an attractive dove grey felt lining.

Why an FCC stamp, you might ask?

Apple had the foresight to install an integrated antenna, to make sure the battery case doesn’t interfere with the reception. An LED was also included, between the felt and the case, to indicate when the case is charging when there’s no phone in it. The LED blinks solid green, when fully charged, and solid orange while it is still charging.

Overall Impressions

The battery case fits snugly around the phone – a little too snugly in the case of the iPhone 6s. While both models slide in easily, you have to wiggle the case a bit to get the iPhone 6s out. The case also adds roughly 2.5 cm to the length o the phone, which could mess up your texting muscle memory, so be advised. The good news, though, is the battery is a little lighter than the previous model. Your iPhone is still able to easily fit in your back pocket, when need be, so the additional length is a minor quibble.

All of these features, with a slick design, in addition to the staggeringly long battery life, should make this a solid investment at the MRSP of $99 USD.

 

Do you need an iPhone 6 repair in Melbourne? A screen repair, or some other inconvenience? We carry original manufacturer parts for most common repairs, which can often be done in less than 24 hours. So come on down today and let us help you!

 

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Samsung To Pay $548 Million To Apple In Ongoing Patent Dispute

Samsung has finally agreed to settle up with Apple, after losing the appellate phase of a lengthy patent trial.

According to a court report filed on December 3, Samsung will pay the sum once Apple files an invoice. Payment is expected by December 14, at the latest. Apple will withdraw their motion to enforce the court’s decision.

The $548 million settlement was whittled down from the initial fine of $930 million, in 2012. Samsung were found of guilt of copyright infringement on the iPhone’s design, for the control surface, bezel, and user interface, which made up $399 million of the fine. Samsung was originally sued $2.5 billion in damages by Apple for copyright infringement, in 2011.

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Samsung lost their on-going patent dispute against Apple last week, to the tune of $548 million USD.

Patent Dispute Expected To Be A Setback For Samsung, At Most

According to Apple, the fine “reinforces what courts around the world have already found: that Samsung willfully stole our ideas and copied our products.

Samsung hopes to reclaim some of this hefty fine, however, depending on the ruling of an upcoming patent dispute Apple is involved in. If Apple’s touchscreen is found to be in violation of Trademark and Copyright Laws. Apple has disputed Samsung’s right to reimbursed.

The payment does not equal an admission of guilt, according to an email from Samsung, “While we’ve agreed to pay Apple, we remain confident that our products do not infringe on Apple’s design patents, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures within the legal system to protect our products and our intellectual property.”

Later in the same Press Release, a spokeswoman from Samsung concluded, “We are disappointed that the court has agreed to proceed with Apple’s grossly exaggerated damages claims regardless of whether the patents are valid.”

Regardless of the findings, Samsung remains one of the top three most popular mobile devices in the world. The fine will be a setback, and a sting in their pocketbook, some of which they stand to get back.

Samsung is still going strong, so if you are looking for a Samsung dealer in Melbourne, Samsung repairs in Melbourne, for service or repairs, contact us today, give us a call at (03) 9555 5502, or stop on by and let us help you!

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