A recent report indicated that the iOS 11.3 update disabled the touchscreen functionality on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with an aftermarket display. In other cases, the ambient sensor stopped working even when a genuine Apple replacement display was used. It was believed that this was a deliberate move from Apple to sabotage third-party repairs on its latest iPhones. However, iFixit believes that they just might be bugs that Apple will eventually get around to fixing.
iFixit Believes Apple Is Accidentally Disabling Touchscreen Functionality on iPhones Repaired by Third-Party Shops
Apple Disabling Ambient Light Sensor on iPhone 8 and iPhone X Units with Genuine Replacement Display
A report from a couple of days ago detailed that iPhone 8 units repaired with third-party displays stopped working post the iOS 11.3 update. The report also mentioned that iPhone X and iPhone 8 owner complained of the ambient light sensor on their phone not working post the display replacement.
Yesterday, Apple officially announced the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, confirming plenty of rumors.
Announced yesterday, the new Product(RED) iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from Apple are now available for order through its online store. For now, the handsets are available in the United States, the United Kingdom, and a few other countries, with a wider availability slated for the end of this week. By April 13, you will also be able to buy the Product(RED) iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from Apple’s retail or authorized stores.
Many iPhone 8 users are reporting that the display of their handset has stopped working post the iOS 11.3 update. The handsets in questions had their display recently replaced by third-party stores. Apple had previously disabled Touch ID on those iPhone 7 units whose display were replaced by third-parties, and it looks like something similar is happening here.
As rumored, Apple today announced a Product(RED) iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that will go on sale online tomorrow (April 10) and hit the stores on April 13. Sadly, the company has not announced a Product(RED) edition of the iPhone X which will disappoint many.
There have been rumors swirling around for quite some time now suggesting Apple has been working on launching new color options for its latest generation smartphones.
Back in September, when Apple first unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, it also unveiled AirPower. The wireless charger from the company was based on the Qi charging standard but came with its own set of improvements. The highlight of AirPower is the ability to wirelessly charge the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch simultaneously.
The race to the top of the smartphone pack includes the camera(s) in these devices, so rankings are inevitable.
Apple included a software feature with iOS 10.2.1 in early 2017 that throttles the mobile operating system in an effort to stop random shutdowns on older iPhones.