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Topic: battery

Apple sued over 2016 leg injury caused by alleged MacBook battery issue

08/20/2019, 03:08 pm

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple accusing it of selling a faulty MacBook and charger, one which allegedly overheated and caused permanent burn marks to her leg in 2016, with the filing occurring on the third anniversary of the supposed incident.

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Apple responds to aftermarket iPhone replacement battery health warning

08/14/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple's 'Service' battery message in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max Battery Health bar following a battery replacement outside of Apple's authorized repair network is doing its job, Apple has confirmed, with the warning a safety measure for users that doesn't affect how the installed battery functions at all.

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How to keep your MacBook Pro battery healthy for years

08/12/2019, 11:08 am

The battery in your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air has a finite life, but with a few steps you can maximize how long it is before you have to replace them -- and how many hours of use you get each day.

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Apple faces class action lawsuit in Quebec over battery life

07/17/2019, 07:07 am

Quebec Superior Court has allowed a lawsuit against Apple on the grounds that batteries in the iPhone and other products are not durable for a reasonable length of time.

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MacBook Pro images demonstrates reason for battery recall

07/03/2019, 02:07 pm

Photos have been shared of a designer's Mid-2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro that has suffered a catastrophic battery failure, images that illustrate why Apple recently instigated a recall program for some units of that particular model.

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Mophie's updated Juice Pack Air battery case for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR has a Lightning port

06/27/2019, 02:06 pm

Mophie just released an updated model of its popular Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with full coverage, wireless charging, and a female Lightning port.

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Review: Kenu BingeBank lets you watch Netflix while charging

06/26/2019, 01:06 pm

The Kenu BingeBank is a portable battery pack that packs not only a wireless charger, but a kickstand for easily consuming video while powering up.

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Lawyers sanctioned for private Apple data leak in battery lawsuit

06/18/2019, 07:06 am

An attempt by Apple to remove two plaintiff lawyers from an ongoing iPhone throttling lawsuit was denied by a federal judge, but the attorneys were sanctioned by the court for disclosing Apple's confidential information, with one required to ask permission to make further arguments.

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Batteries in iPhone XR successor said to be 6% larger, and in production now

06/12/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple will be using batteries from the Chinese supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology in the 2019 follow-up to the iPhone XR, a report claims, with the component said to have an increased capacity from the current model that adds nearly 6% more power.

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All of the essential gear fit for your next vacation

05/27/2019, 04:05 pm

As you head out on your summer vacation -- or any vacation -- make sure you are prepared. Here is the actual gear that we pack up and take with us whenever we hit the road (or air).

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Apple 'more upfront' with consumers following 'batterygate' affair says UK regulator

05/22/2019, 09:05 am

Apple will be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users concerning the smartphone's battery health and performance, a UK competition regulator has advised, following talks with the company over how it throttled battery performance in older iPhone models in 2017.

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How to reset your old AirPods when you've bought a new set - and what to do with them

04/25/2019, 03:04 pm

AirPods are expensive devices, you shouldn't just drop them in the trash. Fortunately, there are things you can do from selling them, to giving them as presents. You just need to be careful -- and you need to prepare the AirPods first.

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Review: Apple's new AirPods are a first-class update to an already superb product

03/26/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple's updated AirPods are now arriving in people's hands, and they bring wireless charging -- if you pay extra for it -- as well as improved sound and hands-free "Hey, Siri."

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Here's why your AirPods battery life is getting worse, and what you can do about it

03/11/2019, 08:03 am

If you got AirPods at launch in late 2016, you're likely now only able to listen to them for less than half the time you did without recharging. AppleInsider tells you what's going on, and what you can do about it.

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Apple Store repair policy update allows servicing of iPhones with third-party batteries

03/05/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has changed its policies regarding repairs via Apple retail outlets, with customers who have replaced the battery of their iPhone with an aftermarket model installed by a third-party repair shop now able to be repaired at the Genius Bar as well as at Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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Two new iPads, batteries on planes, Swift 5 and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/01/2019, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumored 2019 iPads that could come as soon as March, Victor speaks with Jason Opdyke of Bearifi about trying to make Wi-Fi more Apple-like in the absence of AirPort, and William and Victor talk a little about Swift maturing.

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New FAA rules banning fully charged lithium-ion batteries as cargo won't stop you from using iPhones on flights

02/27/2019, 04:02 pm

The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration has introduced rules banning lithium-ion batteries from being included as cargo on flights with passengers on safety grounds, and has applied a new and more restrictive maximum charge limit, but the rule change does not directly affect iPhone or iPad owners and other device users.

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Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

02/15/2019, 10:02 am

A lawsuit has accused Apple of being responsible for the death of a man in New Jersey in 2017, following a fire caused by a faulty battery pack in an iPad, with the suit alleging the tablet was "unreasonably dangerous and unsafe" due to having "defects in its design."

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Italy forces iPhone battery throttling notice posting on Apple's Italian homepage

02/11/2019, 08:02 am

Apple's homepage in Italy has been required to display a report about iOS updates affecting performance if a battery is chemically depleted or not functioning properly, following a lawsuit and a fine levied against both Apple and Samsung for reportedly misleading users.

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