HYLA Mobile: the iPhone 6 remains the top traded device for nine straight quarters

HYLA Mobile: the iPhone 6 remains the top traded device for nine straight quarters

HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device trade-ins and reuse solutions, says that ver $627 million was returned to U.S. consumers in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 thanks to mobile device trade-ins. This is an increase of 51% from Q2 2018, which saw $414 million returned to U.S. consumers from trade-ins.

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Apple offers iPhone (6 or later) out-of-warranty battery replacement credit

Apple offers iPhone (6 or later) out-of-warranty battery replacement credit

Apple is offering a $50 credit to customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement for iPhone 6 or later devices between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 28, 2017. Eligible battery replacements were completed at an Apple authorized service location — Apple Store, Apple Repair Center, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

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Graphics Fuzz: GPUs on iPhone X/8/8 Plus less reliable than those on the iPhone 6 and 7

Graphics Fuzz: GPUs on iPhone X/8/8 Plus less reliable than those on the iPhone 6 and 7

Graphics Fuzz,  a start-up working on graphics processing unit (GPU) reliability, says its test results so far show that the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus seem less reliable the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. They say there are more rendering issues on the newer Apple devices than the older one.

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French prosecutor investigating Apple for ‘planned obsolescence’

French prosecutor investigating Apple for ‘planned obsolescence’

A French prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation of Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organization, reports Reuters. The investigation will be led by French consumer fraud watchdog DGCCRF, part of the Economy Ministry.

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