Apple today launched a repair program for the Apple Watch Series 6 to address an issue that can cause a small percentage of the devices to exhibit a permanently blank screen.
This problem impacts the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6, and affected devices were manufactured between April 2021 and September 2021. Apple says that Apple Watch Series 6 owners can use the serial number checker on the website to determine whether their devices are eligible for the repair program.
Devices that have been impacted by this issue will be repaired free of charge by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
The program covers eligible Apple Watch Series 6 models for two years after the first retail sale of the unit.
Kuo: Apple Watch Series 3 May Finally Be Discontinued Upon Its Fifth Anniversary in Q3 2022
Apple may finally discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3 when it reaches five years of age in the third quarter of 2022, according to reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a tweet, Kuo said that the Apple Watch Series 3 may reach the end of its life in the third quarter of 2022 because its computing power will not be able to meet the requirements of a new version of watchOS.
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Gurman: Apple Watch Series 8 to Bring ‘Major Updates to Activity Tracking’
This year’s Apple Watch Series 8 will include major updates in the area of activity tracking and a faster chip that will power all of Apple’s smartwatch models in a new-look lineup, according to well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman.
Apple is believed to be bringing three new Apple Watch models to customers in 2022, including the Apple Watch Series 8, an updated Apple Watch SE, and …
Prosser: Apple Watch Series 7 to Ship in Mid-October
The Apple Watch Series 7 will ship in mid-October with pre-orders to begin “as early as next week,” claims leaker Jon Prosser, citing sources “familiar with the release.”
Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 7 at its September “California Streaming” event alongside the iPhone 13 models, but at the time, said the new Apple Watch would ship later in the fall.
There has been no official…
Apple Discontinues Apple Watch Series 6 as Series 7 Pre-Orders Begin
The Apple Watch Series 6, introduced by Apple in September of last year, has been discontinued following the launch of the new Apple Watch Series 7.
Following pre-orders of the Apple Watch Series 7 opening up earlier today, Apple has removed the Series 6 from its website, no longer offering it to purchase for customers. The Apple Watch Series 7 replaces the Series 6 and now leaves the Apple…
When is the Apple Watch Series 7’s Release Date?
Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7, the company’s latest and most advanced smartwatch, at its September “California Streaming” event, revealing the long-awaited features of the new device.
The Apple Watch Series 7 was announced alongside the iPhone 13 lineup, featuring a larger design, a bigger Retina display with slimmer display borders, improved durability, faster charging, new color …
New Image Offers Clearer Look at Apple Watch Series 7 Screen Size Compared to Series 6
The Apple Watch Series 7 officially hits the shelves and starts arriving with customers worldwide tomorrow. While we have seen media reviews of the new watch, we’ve yet to see a clear real-world comparison to last year’s Apple Watch Series 6 until now.
Apple says the new Apple Watch Series 7 features a 20% larger screen than the Series 6, primarily thanks to reduced bezels that allow the…
Samsung’s New 32-Inch ‘M8’ Display vs. Apple’s Studio Display
Samsung recently introduced the M8, a new 32-inch 4K display that’s priced at $700, making it less than half as expensive as the Studio Display from Apple. We picked up one of the displays and thought we’d compare it to the Studio Display in our latest YouTube video to see how it performs and whether you can save some money by going with a cheaper option.
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Apple Discontinues macOS Server
Apple today announced in a support document that macOS Server is being discontinued as of April 21, 2022. Apple has been phasing out macOS Server for several years now, and the company is finally ready to shut it down for good.
macOS Server 5.12.2 will be the last version of the app, and macOS Server services have now been migrated to macOS. Popular macOS Server capabilities that include…
EU Moves One Step Closer to Mandating Apple to Switch iPhone, iPad, and AirPods to USB-C
Members of the European Parliament this week voted overwhelmingly in support of legislation that will compel Apple to offer a USB-C port on all iPhones, iPads, and AirPods in Europe.
The proposal, known as a directive, will force all consumer electronics manufacturers who sell devices in Europe to ensure that all new phones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, handheld…
Kuo: iPhone 14 Models Likely to Feature Upgraded Front Camera With Autofocus
All four iPhone 14 models that are expected to launch later this year will likely feature an upgraded front camera with autofocus and a wider ƒ/1.9 aperture, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today.
The wider aperture would allow more light to pass through the lens and reach the front camera’s sensor on iPhone 14 models. Kuo said these camera upgrades could result in an…
iPhone 14 Pro Rumored to Feature Rounder Design to Match Larger Rear Camera Array
The iPhone 14 Pro could feature significantly rounder corners to match the larger rear camera array, according to Apple concept graphic renderer Ian Zelbo.
Zelbo, who is best known for creating renders of upcoming Apple devices based on leaked information, including the Mac Studio, Studio Display, rumored mixed-reality headset, and more, believes that the iPhone 14 Pro models are likely to…
Transcend Announces 1TB JetDrive Lite 330 Expansion Card for 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro
Transcend has announced a 1TB version of its JetDrive Lite 330 expansion cards for 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, providing users of Apple’s latest Macs with an affordable way to increase internal storage capacity.
Transcend says the JetDrive Lite 330 cards are built with high-quality NAND flash, offering read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 75MB/s, respectively. Once the…
New Apple Cash Accounts Now Branded as Visa Cards
The Apple Cash virtual debit card appears to be switching networks from Discover to Visa, as revealed in some updated images on Apple’s website and noted by Twitter user @Kanjo.
Since its launch, Apple Cash (originally known as Apple Pay Cash) has been operated through a partnership with Green Dot Bank on the Discover network. Discover is one of the smaller card networks and is accepted in…
MagSafe Battery Pack Now Able to Charge at Faster 7.5W Speed After Firmware Update
Apple yesterday released a firmware update designed for the MagSafe Battery Pack, and it turns out the new firmware enables 7.5W charging while on the go, up from the previous 5W limit.
In an support document, Apple says that MagSafe Battery Pack owners can update their firmware to the new 2.7.b.0 release to get the faster 7.5W charging capabilities.
Updating the MagSafe Battery Pack can…