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New iPhone XS 2018 release date, price & specs rumours

Apple will be launching its next iPhone at an event on 12th September. Here’s all the news and rumours about Apple’s new iPhones for 2018 (aka iPhone XS or iPhone X Plus): their release date, new features, design, price & tech specs

Picture Credit: Apple Website

Apple’s next batch of iPhones will be announced at a launch event on 12 Sept in California. We expect to see three new iPhone X-style handsets, including a larger iPhone X Plus and a cheaper LCD model.

Apple hasn’t officially stated that iPhones will be unveiled – the web page merely calls it an ‘Apple Special Event from the Steve Jobs Theater’ – but it’s an extremely safe bet. The lack of a new iPhone would disappoint fans, analysts and journalists, and lead to a drop in Apple’s share price.

If you want to know more about the forthcoming phones, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we round up all the news about the new iPhones’ release date, names, prices, design changes, tech specs and new features. Red and blue dummy models have leaked, while multiple sources now predict Apple Pencil support.

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iOS 12’s new feature that helps you limit your iPhone usage.

To battle the ever rising use of your mobile, to the point where it literally interrupts your life and existence in the real world, iOS 12 will come with a new feature called ‘ Screen Time’

Firstly, reports will show you how you use your device. This includes detailed breakdowns on what apps are used, when and for how long. Next is ‘App Limits’, a feature that helps aid you cut down on certain apps that can eat away at your time. You can set a daily time limit on apps you tend to get a bit addicted to and once the limit is reached, your phone will advise you that your time is up for the day.

This is really useful for your children, to prevent them overusing there their devices. You can monitor there use as well as set allowances, by categories or particular apps. You can also limit access at certain times such as bedtime.

Damaged or blocked iPhones needed?

Do you have a old damaged iPhone in your drawer that your no longer going to use? Have you forgotten you Apple ID causing it to be dead due to activation lock?

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Apple ID has been locked Email Scam

created: 21st May 2018 14:36. Updated: 21st May 2018 17:52
By Lee O’Connor

A new scam has arrived is been distributed around making our customer concerned thinking there Apple ID will be disabled within 24 hours if they don’t reply.

If you receive this email please don’t open the attachment that’s is enclosed this email.

A Apple spokesman comfirmed this a virus and advises no customer to open the attachment. They confirmed Apple does not start emails with “Dear (email address)” they said they have loads of calls regarding this and some people are receiving 3 times a day. They also confirmed if you Apple ID was locked then you wouldn’t receive a email regarding this, you would find out when you tried to log in and would then have to contact Apple support.

There a various variants of this type of email (together with the ‘you have a virus’ scams). Never click on a link or follow up a phone number in emails or pop-ups of this type. Although Apple do own Apple.co.uk they always send emails from Apple.com – it’s very easy to fake the ‘From address on email’

If you want to check you Apple ID then please Check by clicking here.

If you would rather contact Apple support then please Click here

What to do if your iPhone is hit by the Black Spot of Death Message

Published: 14th May 2018

Updated: 20th May 2018

Picture Credit: Everything Apple Pro

Users of iPhone have been warned of an iMessage bug that will cause your phone to become completely unusable.

Dubbed the “Black Dot Of Death” when received the message will overload your iPhone with thousands of hidden Unicode text.

You won’t be able to re-open the messages app to delete it and there is no easy way to delete the message once you receive it.

If you receive the message and all it contains is a black dot, when you click on the dot it will make the screen go completely blank until Apple issues a fix for you.

Picture Credit: Everything Apple Pro

If you have been hit with the Black Dot of Death, there are a few ways you can delete it.

One is to force close the messenger app, use 3D Touch from the home screen to select a new message, then cancel out of it. From there you should be able to go to the list of conversations on iMessage and safely delete the conversation containing the Black Dot.

If your phone doesn’t have 3D Touch, you can use Siri to reply to the message until the original “Black Dot” message is pushed out of the visible part of the conversation on the screen. Then you will safely be able to delete the conversation.

Apple’s new iPhone X as features singing poop

Commentary: It’s Christmastime, and Apple really wants to inspire you to buy its smartphone of the future … with four new ads.

by Chris Matyszczyk- CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.

He/she/it sings too.

Photo by Apple/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Soon, you’ll be sitting round the fire, counting your blessings, surrounded by those you love the most.

You’ll look at your new gifts — perhaps even the iPhone X you bought for yourself — and insist on playing with them.

This may involve you animating yourself in the Messages app as a piece of excreta.

I refer, of course, to the poop emoji and Apple’s stunning technological breakthrough in animating it and allowing you to, well, inhabit its… gosh, this description cannot end well.

A new ad, one of four new spots for the iPhone X, shows how exciting animojis can be. To the tune of Big Boi’s “All Night,” we see a comely woman transform herself into various so-called animojis and singing along.

iPhone X — Animoji Yourself — Apple

She’s a singing unicorn, a singing fox, a singing pig and the aforementioned melodious excreta.

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“Don’t be shy, don’t be shy,” sings Big Boi.

She isn’t, not one bit.

It seems Apple views these animojis as a way to differentiate its “future of the smartphone.”

As it does Face ID. Indeed, Cupertino has also released ads to reassure you that Face ID is a way of life, rather than a potential security nightmare.

Not only does it allow you to sing poop music, it also lets you log into apps and pay for things with your face.

iPhone X — Introducing Face ID — Apple

And look, it’ll never keep you in the dark. You don’t even have to turn the light on to unlock it, another ad shows.

You just have to remember where you left your phone.

iPhone X — Opens in the Dark — Apple

You see, Apple wants to dispel every one of your fears, so that you can have a truly happy holiday.

It wants you to believe that, despite the apparent evidence of a 10-year-old who used his own face to unlock his mom’s iPhone X — this new phone will recognize you no matter how much you try to fool it.

Why, here, in another ad, is a young woman desperately trying to fool the X by pulling all sorts of faces and employing an extremely professional makeup artist and stylist.

Which still leaves open the question of whether this £1,000 phone would recognize her if she dressed her face up to be a poop emoji.

iPhone X — Knows You When You Change — Apple

Apple Removes Tool to Check if an iPhone or iPad is Activation Locked

Apple has removed its Activation Lock status checker on iCloud.com at some point in the past few days. The tool enabled users to enter the serial number or IMEI of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and find out if the device is secured with Activation Lock, helping buyers avoid purchasing a device locked to another user.


A user purchasing a used iPhone on eBay or another website, for example, was able to request the device’s serial number and use Apple’s tool to verify that Activation Lock had been turned off. If the device was still locked, or if the seller refused to provide the serial number, then it was likely lost or stolen.

The iCloud page where the tool was available now returns a “Not Found” page aka 404 error. Apple also removed the following reference to the tool from a related Find My iPhone support document earlier this week:

How do I check for Activation Lock before purchasing a used device? When you buy an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch from someone other than Apple or an authorized Apple reseller, it is up to you to ensure that the device is erased and no longer linked to the previous owner’s account. You can check the current Activation Lock status of a device when you visit icloud.com/activationlock from any Mac or PC.

Apple has not explained why it removed the page. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Activation Lock, enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone, is designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if it is ever lost or stolen. A device with Activation Lock enabled requires the owner’s Apple ID and password before it can be used, even if it is erased or reactivated.

Last year, a number of users who purchased a brand new iPhone experienced an Activation Lock issue where their device was locked to someone else’s Apple ID. Apple disabled Activation Lock for affected users upon being provided proof of purchase, but it is unclear if the strange issue factored into the page’s removal.

Activation Lock was introduced alongside iOS 7. The tool to check the Activation Lock status of a device had been available since October 2014.
By JOE ROSSIGNOL – MacRumors