If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Apple’s discounted battery pricing due to availability issues, you’ll be pleased to know that service inventory of all iPhone replacement batteries is now available without delay.
If a customer reports that their iPhone X is having Face ID issues that a TrueDepth camera repair is unable to resolve, Apple Stores and third-party technicians are now authorized to issue a whole-unit replacement instead of providing a same-unit display repair.
Service coverage for the 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 models experiencing battery problems such as swollen or expanded batteries causing the display to burst open has been extended for three years after the original date of purchase.
Responding to a letter from a top Republican lawmaker investigating the iPhone throttling issue, Apple has said it’s considering offering rebates to those who paid the non-discounted price for a replacement battery in an effort to restore performance of their handset.
iFixit’s teardown analysis of both the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has found a non-removable SSD inside soldered to the logic board. In contrast, non-Touch Bar Pros use a removable PCIe-based SSD, simplifying upgrades.
iFixit discovered that Touch Bar Pros include a hidden connector on the logic board that leads nowhere which, as reported by 9to5Mac, works in conjunction with a special tool to let service technicians rescue data in case of a hardware failure.