Getting your iPhone repaired by a third-party is often cheaper than getting it repaired at the Apple Store, and in many cases, you won’t notice the difference. But that’s going to change. With iOS 9, Apple is said to be bricking devices that contain unofficial components.
Broken and problematic smartphones could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new Apple invention that could allow future iPhones to fix themselves when they’re not being used. The technology could address all kinds of issues, including liquid damage, dead pixels, and more.
Yet more Apple suppliers are feeling the impact of falling demand for the company’s latest iPhones. Touch panel makers in Taiwan are reporting a 30 percent decline in revenue between November and December 2015, according to a new report.
Apple has designed a new system of waterproofing electronic devices using “self-healing” seals that make ports and other holes in the hardware airtight. The technology, which is detailed in a new patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, could lead to waterproof iPhones in the future.