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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 8, 2019


  • "Apple Is Locking iPhone Batteries to Discourage Repair: By activating a dormant software lock on their newest iPhones, Apple is effectively announcing a drastic new policy: only Apple batteries can go in iPhones, and only they can install them."  iFixit 7:47 AM
  • "iFixit: Apple 'Locking' iPhone Batteries to Discourage Third-Party Replacements [Updated]" ["According to an Apple service document obtained by MacRumors, Battery Health info is unavailable for any iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR that has a non-genuine battery and is running iOS 12.1 or later."] MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Apple is quietly locking down iPhone battery replacements, report says" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Apple locking down iPhone batteries: Apple is at it again with more anti-consumer behavior. This time the company has activated a dormant software lock that hinders third-party battery replacements. But there may be a good reason behind this." ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Apple warns iPhone users against third-party battery repairs" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "TrendForce: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Hit Shelves This Fall" MacRumors 11:33 AM
  • "New 16-inch MacBook Pro once again rumored to launch this fall" iDownload Blog 11:58 AM
  • "Apple says 88% of all iPhones and iPads now running iOS 12, as iOS 13 release nears" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "iOS 12 is now installed on c.90% of all iPhones, Apple claims" Apple Must 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Gives Hackers a Special iPhone—And a Bigger Bug Bounty" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:24 PM
  • "iOS 13 Will Prevent Location Tracking via SSID, BSSID" The Mac Observer 4:41 PM
  • "Public Beta 5 of iOS 13 & iPadOS 13 Available to Download Now" OS X Daily 3:33 PM
  • "Apple Releases Fifth Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS" MacRumors 3:11 PM
  • "Ultrasonic touch detection could help iPhone screens work better in the rain" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's Work on iPhones that can Function Properly with Water on the Display or even Underwater Continues" Patently Apple 8:35 AM
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  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
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