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How to Fix your Phone Gets Hot and Battery Drains Fast

Sunday, March 5, 2017 11:59:43 PM America/Los_Angeles

How to Fix your Phone Gets Hot and Battery Drains Fast

If your phone whether it’s an iPhone 6S suddenly gets hot although you’re not using it in a hot summer or it’s not charging, then you should pay attention. An overheating phone will lead to a faster battery draining or even cause the battery to explode, which is dangerous. Why it happens? What to and not to do when a phone gets too hot? Here we go:

What is the cause?

1. High Temperature. 

The working temperature for a smartphone is 0~35 degrees Celsius, equals to 32~95 degrees Fahrenheit. Be aware when your phone is exposed to a hot summer or direct sunlight for a long time.

2. Intense Workload. 

Too many apps running in the foreground or background results in the processor always working and lasting in an overload status which makes the device unable to dissipate heat timely.

3. Poor Signal. 

If your device is in a poor mobile network, the device will increased transmitter power to have a massive data interaction with nearby base stations, which will also lead the processor to run in overload and have no time to cooling down.

4. Faulty Battery. 

An original battery which is about to finish its service or a faulty battery produced by a third-party manufacturers.

5. Heavy Covering. 

Cover your phone in a protective case or some heavy stuffs will bring on poor heat dissipation.

6. Calling while Charging. 

Battery inputs and outputs at the same time will produce heat and the input and output of electric current will also put you in danger when you’re calling while the phone it’s charging.

7. Software Incompatibility.

 An iPhone after jailbreak or an Android phone after root may be installed some malicious or incompatible plugins without notice, which give rise to the cellphone heating.

 

What to do?

1. Keep or use your phone in a good ventilation place.

2. Turn off background running apps and uninstall the seldom use or never use apps.

3. Disable auto download and auto update selections.

4.Remove the protective cases when a phone is getting hot.

5.Use a good quality earphone instead of placing the phone close to your cheek when having a long conversation.

6.Stop the app you’re using or the video you’re watching when a phone is getting hot.

7.Install a professional app to detect what causes the phone to heat.

8.Watching out the weird overheating at any time.

9.Power your device off to let it rest for a moment.

10.Turn to local service center or repair shops for help.

 

How to avoid?

1. Avoid playing a game, watching a video or calling while the phone is charging.

2. Avoid protecting your phone with poor heat dissipation case.

3. Avoid charging your phone with faulty chargers or cables.

4. Avoid holding your phone or putting it into a pocket when it’s getting hot.

5. Avoid rapid cooling like placing it in a refrigerator or in front of the air conditioner as the large difference between the inside and outside of cellphone will lead to condensation which will damage the phone.

2 Comments | Posted in How To By Caroline Rou

The reason why We Think China Made LCDs won’t be Blocked by Apple in the Coming iOS Updates

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:43:45 PM America/Los_Angeles

The reason why We Think China Made LCDs won’t be Blocked by Apple in the Coming iOS Updates

The rumor that the China made iPhone LCDs can’t survive the upcoming iOS updates existed for quite a long time which aroused panic among repair shops. Many repair shops who want to use/have already used these screens to compete with authorized repair are wondering, will Apple brick these iPhone to kill the third party repair? We don’t think so and here is why:

Reason 1. There is no need for Apple to do so by affecting so much iPhones users

Do you still remember that users sued Apple for bricked iPhone due to "error 53"? The situation is almost the same except only few people have let their home button be replaced by third party repair shops. How many China made iPhone LCDs have been sold? We don’t have the exact number. However, from what we know, the number should be over 1 million pieces at least. Will Apple brick millions of iPhones just to kill third party repairs?

Reason 2. Learn from the “History”

Same rumors for the 4/4S screen before. The OEM LCDs for iphone 4/4s died out for quite a long time, all screens supplied were China copy one since 2 years ago. Not a case of bricked phone/unusable have showed for the updating to the new iOS system.

Why this rumor came into being?

The most possible reason that this rumor has been created—is just to cut the price of the China copy iPhone LCD and more possibly-- the demand for it.

A week before the Apple event in March 2016, the rumor was “China made iPhone LCDs can’t survive in the coming iOS 9.3 updates”, the price of these LCDs dropped significantly and everyone was holding their orders, waiting to see the result. Within one week, the price has dropped around $10/pc. After people found out that they did survive, the price increased again and here came the rumor “the China made iPhone LCDs won’t survive the iOS 10 updates”.

Who will get benefits from this rumor?

1.Refurbishing Facilities/Companies

Since last June, more and more repair shops have accepted the China made iPhone LCDs because less OEM screens are supplied. A large certain amount of demand of OEM iPhone screens has been moved the China made ones. The rumor that “the China made iPhone LCDs won’t survive the newest iOS updates” will sure bring some demand back to those crappy OEM screen which have been used for quite a long time/ refurbished for multiple times.

2.Reclamation Companies

This guys are even more sensitive to the demand and price of OEM screens. Keeping the demand at a high level means they can earn more cash.

3.Those who hold plenty of 6 OEM screens at hands

The rumor is “ALL the China made iPhone LCDs won’t survive the iOS 10 updates”, not only for 5 series. As we all know, there are already China Made 6 screens in the market. Those who stocked large amount OEM 6 screens will be happy to see people still paying high price for the OEM 6 screens for quite a long time.

The supply chain of cell phone replacement parts is sophisticated, unclear and without any standards, which make it look more like gambling. Find a reliable long-term relationship partner who can grow with you is the key to success for repair shops. If you have any questions regarding the China made LCDs, please leave your comment below!

 

3 Comments | Posted in Event By Caroline Rou

Top 10 tips for your iPhone 7 / 7 Plus

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:51:13 PM America/Los_Angeles

Top 10 tips for your iPhone 7 / 7 Plus

Got a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? Thinking about getting one? Here are ten tips and tricks, that’ll help you get the most out of your shiny new phone.

1. Charge and use headphones at the same time

The missing 3.5mm headphone jack on the new iPhones means that you’ll be using Lightning headphones instead… and if you want to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time, you’re out of luck. To solve this problem, you’ll need to switch to Bluetooth headphones or pick up an accessory that adds an additional Lightning port or 3.5mm headphone jack. This one from Belkin is a good shout, and I’m sure we’ll see more later on.

2. Protect the Jet Black model with a clear case

Are you one of the lucky few with a Jet Black iPhone? The new colour looks great, but it gets scratched more quickly than the other colour options — Apple even warn about this on their iPhone information page. To keep it safe, pick up a clear case — we’ve already got quite a few in stock.

 3. Use the second lens on the iPhone 7 Plus

That second lens on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus isn’t just for show. It also provides a 2x optical zoom, which is ideal for taking shots of distant targets without the pixellation that comes with digital zoom on most smartphones. Just tap the ‘2x’ button above the shutter button in the Camera app.

Apple are also adding a new camera mode, portrait, which provides a shallow depth-of-field effect — the background gets artfully blurred, while your subject stays in clear and in focus. However, don’t be surprised if you can’t find this mode yet — it isn’t shipping on the iPhone, and instead will be added in a software update later this year.

4. Your new iPhone is water resistant, not waterproof

The iPhone 7 has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. That’s awesome, but it doesn’t mean you should immediately put your shiny new iPhone in the bath. Apple are careful to note that water ingress protection can lapse over time, and that water damage won’t be covered under warranty. If you want to add more protection against water damage, you might consider a case like the LifeProof Fre for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

5. Make full use of the redesigned lock screen

The new iPhones launch with iOS 10. One of the nicest new features is the redesigned lock screen, which includes bigger notifications and access to widgets like forecasts, favourite contacts and calendar appointments by swiping right. Another useful addition is the new camera shortcut; just swipe left and you’ll get there. It’s way less fiddly than the previous camera shortcut, which had you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. That now brings up the control centre, allowing you to turn on the flashlight, control your music, adjust brightness and many more useful things. Have a poke around and see what you can do here for yourself!

6. Like multi-tasking? Choose the 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus has a bigger screen and a second rear camera, but that’s not the only difference between it and the iPhone 7. It also has 3GB of RAM, in comparison to the iPhone 7’s 2GB, according to benchmarks leaked after the iPhone announcement. If you like to swap between multiple apps, the 7 Plus might be a better fit.

7. Need to reboot your phone? Use this new command

The mechanical home button is no more. Apple have replaced it with a touch-sensitive area, with tactile feedback provided by a small vibration motor underneath. That means one less thing to go wrong, but it also means that the home button doesn’t work when the phone is off or unresponsive. That’s meant that the key command for rebooting the iPhone 7 has changed; instead of holding Home + Lock, it’s now holding Volume Down + Lock.

8. Shoot in RAW like a pro

Want to post-process your photos? The iPhone 7 introduces the ability to shoot in RAW in the default camera app for the first time. If the camera is as good as Apple are promising, that could be a really nice addition. To enable RAW file recording, check out Settings > Photos & Camera.

9. Look out for Super Mario Run later this year

One of the biggest surprises of Apple’s event was the sudden appearance of Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Mario franchise. He introduced the first official Mario game for smartphones, called Super Mario Run. This endless runner will appear first on the iPhone 7, and looked quite fun. Look out for it to appear later this year, before Christmas.

10. Don’t expect AirPods in the box

 

Apple introduced a wireless version of its famous EarPods for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, called AirPods (natch). They come with a svelte box that gives them 25 hours of battery life (apart from it, they’ll manage just five hours). They are intelligent enough to turn off and pause your music when they’re removed from your ears, and can be tapped to trigger Siri.

 The only issue? They don’t come in the box; you’ll have to shell out £159 for them. That’s a similar price to other wireless in-ear headphones, but it’s still a fair amount of money. However, if you do pick them up, they’ll work with a wide range of devices, and will automatically switch between them: iPhone, Watch and even MacBook. Not bad, Apple.

So there we have it — ten tips for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Let us know what you think in the comments below, and feel free to share tips of your own!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments | Posted in Event By Caroline Rou

iPhone 6 Screen Size and Web Design Tips

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:50:54 AM America/Los_Angeles

iPhone 6 Screen Size and Web Design Tips

Apple updated its iPhone a bit ago making the form factor much bigger. The iPhone 6 screen size is both wider and taller and the iPhone 6 Plus also has a higher pixel density. This is an update to my previous post about designing websites for the iPhone 5. It’ll cover these new screen sizes and try to clarify how this all works.

Update: Apple has released the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 6s screen size is identical to the previous iPhone 6 versions, so feel free to follow the existing sizes below.

 

Update 2: Apple just announced the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus. These iPhone 7 models follow the same screen sizes as the 6s & 6s Plus, you can use the sizes listed below.

iPhone Screen Measurements

There are a few different values to consider when looking at the iPhone screen sizes. I’m going to get these values defined here so the chart below makes more sense:

iPhone Display Size (inches) – This is diagonal measure of the screen, from corner to corner, just like you’d measure a TV.

 

iPhone Screen Size (points) – These points are the size that the device is using for coordinates. If you’re designing for the web (using CSS or JavaScript) these values will be helpful. iPhones use Retina screens which have a higher pixel density. This means they take the larger iPhone resolution (mentioned above) and compress those pixels into a smaller space to make the image look sharper.

iPhone Rendered Pixels – This is the full number of pixels that are being rendered. This is the value you get when you apply the multiplier (1x, 2x, 3x) the device uses to the screen size in points. If you’re creating an image and want it at the max resolution, this is the size you’d use. I’ve also written an article on Retina images if you’d like to learn more.

iPhone Physical Pixels – This is the actual screen’s pixel resolution. The iPhone 6 Plus is using a a larger image resolution on a screen with a smaller number of physical pixels, so it needs to be downsampled to this size. This value is really only important in a specifications perspective, but shouldn’t really affect your designs.

 

iPhone Screen Size Comparison

This image shows the browser screen size of the iPhones for use when writing CSS. See the table below for all the measurements of each phone. If you’re using iOS 8 the Safari menu height is consistent across all the iPhones.

Note that the iPhone 6 Plus is a 3x screen. For the previous iPhones you can double the screen size values to figure out the max size of your retina image, but on the iPhone 6 Plus you’ll want to triple that value (i.e. a full screen graphic would be 1242 x 2208).

 

Using the iPhone 6 Screen Size for Web Design

If you’re coding your site using Responsive design in order to fit the iPhone well, you may have some sizing issues if you don’t tell the device not to zoom in. You can do this by adding this viewport metataginto the head of your site:

iPhone 6 Startup Screen

If you’re going to be setting up your website so users can save it and run it as a web app you can add a startup image to display when the page is loading.

First add the web app meta tag (also make sure you’re not using a width in your viewport meta tag as this can cause issues):

 

Then create startup images at these sizes for compatibility with each phone:

iPhone 6 Icons

When designing iPhone 6 icons you’ll notice there is a new size for the higher pixel density iPhone 6 plus. If you’d like to add an icon to your site that people will see when they save it to their homescreen, take a look at my article on creating an iPhone icon, which includes the sizes you’ll need.

 

 

11 Comments | Posted in Event By Caroline Rou

These features you may like to know if you want to buy the new iPhone 7

Friday, February 10, 2017 1:20:25 AM America/Los_Angeles

These features you may like to know if you want to buy the new iPhone 7

Finally the iPhone 7/7 Plus is coming, along with so many apple fans’s expectations! Having been waiting for a whole year, let’s see what a new iPhone 7 Apple bring to us and check if the new iPhone 7 can be your next choice.

1.New Colors

 As is rumored before, the new iPhone 7/7 Plus do comes in 2 new colors, new black and jet black except for the gold, silver and rose gold.However, for the jet black one, you have to be careful it’s prone to scratches, better get a protective case with it.

2.New Home Button

Different from the previous generation, the new iPhone 7 home button is an advanced solid-state button designed to be durable, responsive and pressure sensitive. Working in tandem with the new taptic Engine, it gives you precise tactile feedback as you press. Different function feedback will be generated due to different pressure level. Maybe next year we can’t see the home button anymore.

3.Water and Dust Resistant

iPhone7 can support IP67 water and dust resistant, this means that your iPhone is not afraid of water like before, however still you need to watch out, water resistant doesn’t mean waterproof, so take care of the new iPhone.

4.Upgraded Camera

Apple did a lot of improvement in iPhone7 camera, supporting for optical image stabilization, f1.8 aperture, 6 pieces of lens, 12 million pixels, four flash, dual-camera in iPhone 7 Plus, anyway which is considered to be the best iPhone camera ever! And the selfie camera has improved to 7MP.

5.Retina HD Display

iPhone7 adopted the new retina display, brightness increased by 25%, more wide color gamut, film pattern, more efficient color management, integrated the retina display with 3D touch layer.

6.Stereo Speaker

The speakers built in to iPhone 7/7 Plus were a huge jump forward, one is at the bottom and the other is on the top, thus the audio quality has been improved a lot because of increased dynamic range. Also it can put out twice the volume of the speaker's the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

7.Lightning Connector for Earpods

Apple has just confirmed removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from iPhone 7and 7plus. Guess not many are happy with Apple's decision to let the headphone jack go. Luckily, Apple provides a free tool, the lightning connector adapter, to help people keep using older headphones with new phone. Which means you can’t listen to music while charging your phone, however if you need, Apple did prepare another option for you, the wireless Airpods!

8.Battery Life

Every time when a new phone has been released, the battery life would be one of the most big thing people concerned. Good to know that an iPhone 7 lasts, on average, two hours longer than an iPhone 6s and an hour longer than iPhone 6s Plus.

9.The New Generation Chip—A10 Fusion

According to Apple, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. The A10 Fusion built into the iPhone 7 is a four-core processor with two high-power cores for handling system intensive tasks and two high-efficiency cores for less intensive processes to save battery life. Thus the iPhone 7 series remains longer battery life.

So what do you think of these new features of iPhone 7? Which characteristic impressed you most? Have any ideas don't hesitate to share with us!

1 Comments | Posted in Event By Caroline Rou

How to Fix Dead Pixels on Your Screen

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:28:09 PM America/Los_Angeles

How to Fix Dead Pixels on Your Screen

Actually dead pixels are common to be seen in a cellphone, however, we are always not that careful to observe them. And once you found them, you’ll be crazy to get rid of them. What’s worth mentioning is that most of the dead pixels are repairable. Here we’d like to share some tips on how to fix the dead pixels (or stuck pixels) on your screen.

First there are something you need to know.

What’s dead pixels (stuck pixels)?

Actually the reason of dead pixels (stuck pixels) comes down to the defects of LCD screen’s production, LCD is made up of lots of pixels which create the images you see on your screen. Here we’d like to explain the differences between the dead pixels and the stuck pixels. A stuck pixel will appear in any of the colors that its three sub pixels (red, yellow and blue) can form, depending on their functionality and brightness. In a dead pixel none of the sub pixels are being lit, which will make the pixel appear black, these dead pixels are beyond repairable in most cases. However even a black pixel may just be stuck.

How to Fix Dead Pixels (Stuck Pixels)

First we need to locate the dead pixels, set your screen wallpaper to a pure color one, which can make it contrasting to tell where the dead pixels located, once it is found, then we’re going to fix it.

1.The first solution we recommend is the pressure method, remember the location of dead pixels and wrap it with a scratch-free cloth. Then apply gentle pressure with your fingers to the dead pixels area and hold for about 10 seconds, there is the chance that the pixels could realign and work again.

 2.Another way worth a try is towel heating method, soak the towel into hot water and then dry it, put it into a plastic bag, apply the hot towel to dead pixel area on the screen, try to keep the heat spread to dead pixels area intensively for about 10 minutes, to make the LCD pixels flow because of the heating, thus the dead pixel (stuck pixel) disappear. Make sure don’t let your phone risk water damages, be careful not to make drops of water flow to the inside of your phone.

3.Comparatively speaking, the safest and most convenient way to fix dead pixels is by software,like Dead Pixel Detect and Fix. From the point of the software running principle, it is running by changing the red, yellow and blue color randomly with high frequency to activate the dead pixels (stuck pixels). These software should be running beyond 20 minutes at least, even 12 to 24 hours to make it work, also the success rate would be higher than other ways.

On the other hand, if your phone is still under warranty, you can choose to replace the phone for your first choice.

Talking about all these tips on how to fix the dead pixels, have you any better ideas? Don't hesitate to share with us!

Comments | Posted in How To By Caroline Rou

5 different to tell OEM and Copy LCD of iPhone 6

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:16:19 PM America/Los_Angeles

5 difference to tell OEM and Copy LCD of iPhone 6 

Here we show you 5 different to tell the difference between an OEM and copy LCD for the iPhone 6

Tip 1: Apple Logo

The most obvious evidence towards an OEM iPhone 6 LCD screen is whether or not Apple's logo is present. Are there Apple logos on both the LCD screen flex and digitizer's flex cables? Moreover, is there an Apple logo printed on the back of the LCD screen? If there are, then congrats! You have a 100% OEM manufactured and assembled iPhone 6 LCD screen and digitizer assembly.

 

Please keep this tip it in mind when you are buying iPhone 6 LCD screens. Additionally, there is a laser mark on the front facing camera's retaining bracket and proximity sensor retaining bracket. If the laser mark is present then you will be able to see a blue layer film reflected in the light on the covers.

Tip 2: Cable Flexibility

 

The next tip requires you to check out the flexibility of the flex cables. The OEM factories need to produce softer and more flexible digitizer flex cables to make sure that they will not break during installation and after being folded many times. These softer flex cables have a much higher production cost then standard hard flex cables. Keep in mind that only the digitizer's flex should be softer, while the LCD's flex will be harder even on the OEM.

Tip 3: Hydrophobic Glass

 

The OEM LCD screen's glass lens has a special material on its surface, making it hydrophobic. This means that water has no way to stick to the surface and will roll right off, but the material is made so that not even any liquid residue will be left over. It use to be that this was very expensive for 3rd party factories to produce, and residue or “mist” would be left over from the water rolling off the screen. Recently though 3rd party factories have been applying a coating that achieves this effect, but there are still many screens in circulation that do not have this coating.

Tip 4: Frame

 

The fourth tip to tell the difference is by the frame. Real OEM iPhone 6 LCD Screen Assemblies have a smoother and shinier frame. The difference between OEM and a copy part is not easy to describe accurately. The only way to figure it out is to touch and feel the parts, but essentially a real OEM part will have smooth brackets on the frame with no small metal shavings coming off them.

Tip 5: Appearance

Don't judge a book by its cover? Well in this case you can. Real OEM LCD screens are darker than fake copy ones. Compared with the original part, copy iPhone 6 LCD screens tend to have a gray tint to them. As for the glass lenses, the rim and the edges of the OEM part feels much smoother to the touch around the four corners. Reclaimed or copy parts may have kind of a rough trim on the rim and the edges.

 

One more tip. Look at the QR code on the back of the parts. Generally speaking, a QR code is printed on the back, which can't be wiped off easily on an OEM part, but a fake part's QR code will come right off with a little bit of rubbing alcohol.

 

Comments | Posted in Event By Caroline Rou

iPad Mini 4 Teardown

Monday, January 16, 2017 11:10:01 PM America/Los_Angeles

iPad Mini 4 Teardown

Everyone knows that Fall is the season for Apples, and they're finally starting to drop. We scooped up the fresh new iPad Mini 4, rinsed it off like Mom taught us, and took it straight to the cutting board. Follow along to find out what the power of an iPad Air in an even more compactified package looks like. It's teardown time!

Step 1:

Fully laminated, 7.9-inch (diagonal), 2048x1536 LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology

Apple A8 SoC with 2nd-generation 64‑bit architecture + M8 motion coprocessor

8 MP iSight camera + 1.2 MP FaceTime HD camera

Wi‑Fi (802.11a/​b/​g/​n/ac) with dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and MIMO support + Bluetooth 4.2

And a brand new model number: A1538

Step 2:

New Mini, new look. We lined up our new (gold) Mini 4 against our old (space gray) Mini 3, and flashbacked to our iPad Air 2 teardown. These are all the same changes!

The 6.1 mm thick iPad Mini 4 shaves 18% off the 7.5 mm Mini 3.

Many speaker holes are consolidated into fewer.

The dual rear-facing microphones move to surround the iSight camera, taking up the home of the now-defunct rotation lock slider.

Step 3:

Despite the rather brief introduction at Apple's event earlier this month, the Mini 4 is packing a pretty major overhaul—including the same fully laminated screen tech we've seen in the iPad Air 2.

This is part of what makes the Mini 4 18% thinner than the Mini 3—but it's also more expensive to fix when you drop it.

With the adhesive softened, our tried-and-true method of suction cup and opening picks prevails once more. We're on our way inside this critter.

 Step 4:

As if the fused display wasn't enough of a hint—this is looking more and more like a miniature iPad Air 2 by the minute.

Adhering the glass and display together gives a little more rigidity to this Mini—enough to ditch the huge metal shield plate that has traditionally lived behind the LCD.

One feature we're glad the Mini has retained: an easily disconnected battery. We'll pop that guy first, without having to bust out our isolation pick (necessary for full-sized iPads).

 Step 5:

Screen separation complete. Besides sealing the display to the glass, there aren't any major changes—the Mini 4 sports the same 2048 x 1536 pixels (326 ppi) as its predecessor.

Last year's update to the Mini series brought a single new feature, as a bit of a teaser of what was to come today: Touch ID. As such, not much there has changed, and the bracket and assembly look about the same as in the iPad Mini 3.

The other new feature on the Mini 3 was dual blobs of hot glue to hold the button assembly down. That particular repair-hampering detail returns as well.

The Touch ID cable is now integrated into the display cable, like on the Air 2 (and unlike on the Mini 3).

Step 6:

All right kids, it time to play Spot the Differences! The now-discontinued iPad Mini 3 on the left faces off against the contender, the new Mini 4 (right).

Not only is the battery thinner and of lesser capacity, it's now a single cell, instead of two.

The lower right antenna now lives in the upper right. We'll have to tear into an LTE version to see what that means for that.

The FaceTime camera assembly is seriously slimmed down.

Plastic spacers fill in the gaps in the Wi-Fi logic board on the Mini 4 (perhaps to provide some more support for the display).

Step 7:

This iPad is some kind of Mini/Air hybrid—half its antennas on the top, like an Air, half on the bottom like a standard Mini.

The "right" antenna moved from its customary speaker spot, to the right of the rear-facing camera.

This is probably a space saving measure, but maybe this Mini is secretly a flounder. º3º

 Step 8:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and these beholders have some pretty nice specs.

No longer the red-headed stepchild of the iPad line, the Mini 4 inherits the 8 MP iSight camera from the iPad Air, while retaining the familial 1.2 MP FaceTime camera.

Gone also is the front-facing camera's plastic housing. Looks like Apple engineers are steadfastly streamlining the design in the Air's direction.

 Step 9:

nd we've struck the gold within the gold:

Apple A8 APL1011 SoC, with SK HynixH9CKNNN8KTBUSR 2 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM

SK Hynix H2JTDG8UD1BMR 16 GB NAND flash

NXP Semiconductors 65V10 NFC controller

NXP Semiconductors LPC18B1UK (Apple M8 motion co-processor)

Apple 338S1213 audio codec

NXP CBTL1610A1 (Tristar2) USB Switch IC

 Step 10:

And a few more on the tail end:

Universal Scientific Industrial 339S00045 Wi-Fi module. (The iPad Mini 3 used the339S0213 )

Broadcom BCM5976 digitizer controller

Texas Instruments 343S0583, as seen on theiPad Air 2

Step 11:

iPad Mini 4 Repairability: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).

The battery is still not soldered to the logic board.

The LCD and front panel glass are now fused together. This slightly simplifies the opening procedure.

The fused front panel also increases the cost of repairing a cracked screen, and increases risk of damage to the LCD when opening.

 The Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board, so don't bend its pins.

Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place making all repairs more difficult.

Removing the home button is a tough but required job for display replacement if you want to keep Touch ID functionality.

 

1 Comments | Posted in Event By Caroline Rou

Have you missed this problems in your iphone 7?

Monday, January 9, 2017 6:58:14 PM America/Los_Angeles

Have you missed this problems in your iphone 7?

Every time iphone launches new products, there are lots of apple fans who are lining up to sing the praise of all the advantages of iPhone, however, gold can’t be pure, after the new iPhone 7/ 7 Plus released, there also exist some problems exposed by iPhone 7 owners. Let’s check how many problems are there which has been revealed yet?

Hissing noise

Some iPhone 7 owners in facebook, twitter and other social media revealed that there exists annoying current noises when they're subjected to a heavy processor workload, such as a game. It's not clear what the cause is -- some suspect coil whine or similar electromagnetic effects, some thought it has something to do with RF transmitter or loudspeaker system but there's no guarantee that these are the cases.

Lightning EarPods volume bug

Another issues iPhone has encountered is that some iPhone 7 users have found an annoying glitch with Lightning EarPods, it happens when you’ve left the EarPods plugged into the iPhone 7’s lightning port for a few minutes. Audios continue to play but you can’t adjust volume, activate siri or answer calls. It seems this phenomenon is random and intermittent. This problem has been confirmed by iphone, they declared that can be fixed by updating software.

No service when turn off airplane mode

Normally when you turn on the airplane mode, then you’ll lose all the wireless signals, and turn off airplane mode, everything needs to be back to normal. However, some users revealed that there is still no service when they switch off the airplane mode. For this problem, iphone has provide a solution, restart the phone. If that still not working, then they suggest people to reinsert the SIM card. However, that’s not convenient for most of us, after all, who would carry an eject pin with himself all the time?

AirPods radiation rumors

The new AirPods comes along with the iPhone 7/7 plus which has also attracted many focus by its impressive features and price. However, there are rumors that the new stuff may cause damages to our health because the headphones are transmitting very low intensity radio waves into our ears. An Apple spokesperson clarified: ‘Apple products are always designed and tested to meet or exceed all safety requirements.’ So what do you think of this new airpods?

Finger printer in Jet Black

Since iPhone 7/7 Plus has been on marketing, the new Jet black ones become the most popular choice for apple fans. However, the problem comes along, though adopting new technology, the jet black iPhone 7/7Plus still tends to be scratched, what’s more, many Jet Black iPhone 7 users complained that the phone body is pretty easy to get covered by the finger printers. And there is no efficient way to solve this problem, even Apple suggests people making their iPhone 7 wear a protective case.

iPhone 7 yellow screen problem

From the picture below, you can tell the differences between the iPhone screens. For this yellow screen phenomenon, people have different opinions, Luckily, the yellow screen can be distinguished only when you turn the screen to the highest brightness. Normally there is no big effect to your daily use.

So these problems are exposed mostly by users, anyway, we're looking forward to seeing Apple helping iPhone users to solve these problems. If you find any other problems and solutions welcome to share with us! Come to Spidermall if you need original and brand new iPhone 7 replacement!

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iPhone 7 Release Date, Price, Specs, Features, rumors, concept design, All you need to know

iPhone 7 is the next big thing from the house of Apple and millions of fans have their eyes on it. Experts have been constantly speculating about the features of this flagship smartphone from a long time from any update or rumor they came to hear. Based on such rumors and updates we have penned down this write up features all the speculations, rumors, specifications and aspects of this smartphone.

The first model of every series of iPhone comes with major updates. Therefore, it is expected that iPhone 7 is going to follow suit and entice the world with its cool updates. Here are the speculated features of iPhone 7 that is going to make one of the best in the global market:

iPhone 7 Features

1. Design (Refined Design, Jet Black Finish, High Glass Finish, Stainless Steel Apple Logo)

2. Home Button ( Home, Multitasking, Siri, Accessibility, Touch ID, Reachability, Apple Pay)> More Responsive, More customizable

3.Camera (optical image stabilization, six element lens, High Speed Sensor, 60% faster, 30% more energy efficient, quad-LED, True Tone Flash, 50% more Light Flickr Sensor, Apple-designed image signal processor) ISP: Reads the scene and Face and Body detection, exposure> Focus>Noice Deduction>White Balance and many more Over 100 billion operataions in 25 milli seconds while taking a picture

4. Retina HD Display 25% brighter display Wide Color Gamut Cima Standard Color Management 3D Touch

5.Audio Speakers (Built-in) Sterio Speakers (1 is at bottom and one at top) Increased Dynamic Range 2x Time better

6.Ear Buds Lightning Digital Audio Power and Control 900 million Lightning Connector Devices

iPhone 7 (iPhone 7 Plus) Release Date

Traveling back time, we can see that since 2013 Apple has been releasing its product in the month of September. iPhone 5c and 5s were launched on 10 September(2013), iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were launched on 9th September(2014) and iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were launched on 9 September, 2015. Therefore, we are expecting Apple to maintain this tradition next year as well. However, our close observation reveals that Apple prefers launching their product on Tuesdays. So the most probable days for releasing Apple’s phone will be either 6th or 13th September, 2016. And thereafter it will be released globally by the end of the month.

On the other hand, there are also rumors that Apple is going to launch  its next generation iPhones i.e.iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus in two different dates. This decision might have been taken to deal with the global competition. So we can expect iPhone 7 in coming spring and iPhone 7 plus in the next autumn. If these phones are not released simultaneously, then we are not expecting some major updates to be included in the two phones. However, these are mere speculations and we are not really sure about it. So mark the date for iPhone 7 Release date.

Processor and OS

According to the latest update iPhone 7 is going to be integrated with hexa core A10 processor which is going to boost the performance of the gadget by manifold times. The iPhone 6s model is powered by a dual core processor and the flagship smartphones from other brands is integrated with quad core processor. Therefore, whether or not iPhone 7 is going to come with a hexa core processor is a big question to us. If it turns out to be true, then Apple is definitely going to create a bench mark in terms of the processor.

Along with upgraded processor, we are also expecting iPhone 7 to come with better RAM. The iPhone 7 is rumored to be incorporated with 3GB RAM to support the high end processor. However, some of the experts of the opinion that 3GB RAM will be present in only the iPhone 7 Plus model as it features the dual camera for processing image. We feel that iPhone 7 is definitely going to come with a better processor than its predecessor. If not a hexa core processor, a quad core processor is definitely on its way in iPhone 7 which will be comfortably supported by 2GB RAM.

iPhone 7 is going to be powered by iOS 10 which is coming with some tremendous updates like an improvised Siri that will be synced with the third party apps as well and some other updates.

iPhone 7 Display

We have been expecting an iPhone with edge to edge display from a long time and though our expectation has not been met still now, but we are keeping our hopes high even this time. Recently, a patent was submitted which showed a display with bumpers at the four edges. This will protect the screen from getting cracked if it accidentally falls off your hand. However, Apple keeps submitting different kinds of patents which are not in use still now, so whether this is going to be realized this time or not, we are not sure. 3D Touch feature which was present in its predecessors will be present in iPhone 7 as well and might be with additional features.

iPhone 7 Screen

The two variants of iPhone 7 are going to come with screen measuring about 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch and sharper screen resolution of 1080p. There are also rumors that iPhone 7 is going to come with OLED display instead of the LCD display which is gathered from an update by the supply chain source.

Design

Moreover, chances are there iPhone 7 and 7 plus will be made with a more durable material that will ensure that the phone has a stronger built. We were expecting iPhone 6 display to be made from sapphire glass, unfortunately we didn’t get to see that. So we would be happy to see a stronger and more durable sapphire glass display in the next generation iPhone.

There are rumors that Apple is going to do away with the home button in the next generation phone. This will help in making the screen bigger in size. However, iPhone 6s Touch ID is integrated in the home button of the phone, therefore removing it would mean that the touch id needs to be moved to either side of the phone or on the screen itself. Apple has lately submitted a patent were the touch id was present in the screen of the phone, so chances of our prediction turning into reality is high.

iPhone 7 series might come with a non metal body. The possible alternatives are ceramics, plastics or liquid metal. But what it will be, we are not sure. However, we must say that the metal body iPhone 6s looks really chic and we would be happy to see a redesigning of the phone with the same metal.

Every year Apple submits thousands of patents and 2015 is no exception. Lately it has submitted a wrap around display with a curved screen. Therefore, we can expect iPhone 7 to come with a curved wraparound display. 

Rumored Add On Features

After all these years, chances of iPhone 7 to be water proof are really high. Patent has been submitted and though the research is still going on but we are expecting Apple to introduce this feature from the next generation phones.

Gesture passcodes are quite popular amongst the Android users and we might expect the same in iOS platform as well. In the iOS 9 platform we have to use a 6 digit passcode which the users are not at happy to use. Gesture entry technique patent has been already submitted by Apple and gesture passcode might be integrated in iPhone 7.

In the next generation phones, SIM card is expected to be integrated within the phone and it aligns with different carriers and has the same feature as the normal SIM card. Introduction of this feature in iPhone 7 is going to make the phone far more secured.

Wireless charging unit was expected to arrive along with iPhone 6s, however it was not introduced. So we are expecting Apple to introduce wireless charging option in the next generation phone.

It goes without saying that iPhone 7 will be powered by iOS 10 and therefore it will flaunt all the new features that are being included in the next generation iOS platform.

iPhone 7 Camera

iPhone 7 is going to be integrated with a 12MP primary and 5MP secondary camera just as it is present in iPhone 6S. However, the main attraction as far as iPhone 7’s camera is concerned will be the performance booster that will be added to it. Firstly, it might be equipped with OIS. Secondly, the recent leaks suggest that it will come with a bigger lens that will let in more light and thus ensure better quality picture.

Chances of iPhone 7 coming with dual camera are remote. However, we might get to see iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro with dual lens which is definitely going to be a one of kind feature in iPhone.

iPhone 7 Battery

iPhone 6S’s battery was not so good and in this genre we are expecting some good improvisations in the next generation iPhone. However, there are already rumors that iPhone 7 is going to be the slickest smartphone ever produced and therefore chances of it to come with a better battery are sleek. Nonetheless, tech geeks have dig out the news that though the battery will be sleeker but it will be stronger than the present one.

Storage Capacity

We have been requesting Apple to introduce expandable memory in iPhones from a long time. But our requests have remained unheard. So it is our earnest request again that iPhone 7 comes with expandable memory capacity that will allow us to buy the basic model of iPhone and then supplement it with a MicroSD card with greater capacity.

iPhone 7 base model should come with greater memory as the iOS takes away half of the space of the phone and when the phone gets updated, there is a lot more space crunch. So the base model of iPhone 7 should come with at least 32 GB memory.

Rumored iPhone 7 Price

As far as the price of this product is concerned, it is really difficult to speculate about this. However, previously we have seen the price of the flagship products have remained more or less the same. Therefore, we can guess that iPhone 7 will come with a price tag of $850 for 16GB, $1000 for 64GB and $1100 for 128GB.

Cool iphone 7 Features

Rumors suggest that iPhone 7 might come with a smart connector just like the one present in Apple’s iPad Pro range. The idea of iPhone 7 coming with a connector first appeared in a leaked image of the model of the phone. These connectors are basically used for connecting the gadget to a keyboard. Since these connectors have hardly any utility in the iPhone 7, we were wondering that it might not be true. However, there are chances that iPhone 7 Plus might be equipped with the connectors.

There are also rumors that the traditional home button of the iPhone might be replaced with a pressure sensitive finger print sensor. The pressure sensitive button can be used for different purpose.

The Chinese tech site Weibo came up with the news that iPhone 7 might come up with a range of new features like fingerprint scanner, dual camera, multi force touch technology, wireless charging and USB type charging point that will be compatible with the earplugs as well.

These are the rumored features of iPhone 7 that the tech geeks are talking about right now. Apart from these here is a list of features that we would like to see in iPhone 7:

Firstly, it would be great if iPhone 7 comes with a wireless charger that will be compatible with iWatch as well. Wireless technology is widely available all over the world now, so it would be great if Apple introduces it this time.

Secondly, we would like to see iPhone 7 in different sizes suiting the needs of the different users. Along with the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch sizes, we would also like to see iPhone 7 with 4 inch screen with all the same features.

Thirdly, iPhone 7 with an unbreakable screen will be a tremendous feature that will definitely enhance the number of fan following of iPhones worldwide.

Fourthly, iPhone 7 with a curve edged display is another feature that we will definitely like to see. We would love to see iPhone 7 with round edged display.

Fifthly, Touch ID was already introduced in iPhone 6S which helps us to unlock the phone by recognizing the finger print of the owner. In iPhone 7 we would like to see biometrics going to the next level so that if we just look at it, the phone will get unlocked.

We will also expect iPhone 7 to come with a QHD display. That will enhance the users experience while playing video games in it or while watching movies in it. QHD display is a common feature of all flagship smartphones, so Apple might just be in the league by introducing it this time with iPhone 7.

We will keep updating our readers about more news and rumors about iPhone 7, until then keep reading!!

 

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