Apple made 2018 MacBook Air battery replacements easier

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Battery replacements will be faster, more affordable, and environmentally-friendly.
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Buyers of the new MacBook Air will be pleased to know that it’s much easier to perform a battery replacement.

Apple has glued its battery in place again, but according to a leaked internal document, it will provide authorized repairers with the tools required to remove it so that it can be easily swapped out when necessary.

Apple will upgrade some iPhone 6 Plus units in need of repair

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You may be in for a treat when you visit the Genius Bar.
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If you have an iPhone 6 Plus in need of replacement, you could be in line for an upgrade to iPhone 6s Plus. An internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers gives permission for units to be upgraded until the end of March, though no reason is given.

Apple apologizes with $29 iPhone battery replacements

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Brazil demands easy iPhone battery replacements.
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Apple has offered iPhone customers yet another apology for intentionally slowing down the CPU on some older iPhone models in order to increase overall performance.

In a letter to customers this afternoon, Apple explained that it added a feature in iOS 10.1.2 that successfully reduced the occurrence of unexpected shutdowns on iPhones. Apple was able to do so by lowering CPU performance so that it drew less power from older batteries, but the company is now offering an olive branch to customers: cheap battery replacements.

Third-party display repairs no longer void iPhone warranties

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Apple eases up on third-party screen repairs.
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Getting your iPhone screen fixed by a third-party repairer no longer voids its warranty entirely.

An internal memo distributed among Apple employees confirms stores and authorized service providers can now accept handsets for repair following a third-party display replacement as long as the issue is not related to the screen.

Apple will fix your faulty iPhone 6s battery

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Certain iPhone 6s model shut down unexpectedly, Apple says.
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Apple is offering to replace the batteries of faulty iPhone 6s handsets, produced between September and October 2015.

In a new page on its official website, Apple notes that it, “has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range.”