Apple usual annual Developers Conference (WWDC22) has just ended and the annual software preview has been launched. The event was overhauled with software updates from the iOS, watchOS, ipadOS to macOS. These upgrade in software also requires certain kind of hardware to bring its full feature functionality to the users. And in times like this, the old devices are sacrifice to outdoor the future updates of the software. Apple in particular is know for providing a longer software support for it devices. for instance the iPhone 5s received software support for for six years before finally given up the ghost. iPhone 6s and 6s plus users has also enjoyed a longer software support on these devices.
With the released of iOS16 most users anticipated that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus models and probably give the iPhone 7 and 7plus an additional one year software support update, unfortunately the opposite has just happened as apple has dropped support for the iPhone 6 ,iPhone6s plus, iPhone7 and iPhone 7plus models.
below are the iPhone models that will receive ios 16 software updates.
iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
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Gift Card Scams: How to prevent apple Gift Card Scams.
Gift Card Scams: Be aware of scams involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, and Apple Store Gift Cards.
A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, including gift cards. As the fraudsters are sometimes requesting codes from Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, we want to make sure our customers are aware of these scams.
Regardless of the reason for payment, the scam follows a certain formula: The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment by purchasing Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards from the nearest retailer (convenience store, electronics retailer, etc.).
After the cards have been purchased, the victim is asked to pay by sharing the code(s) on the back of the card with the caller over the phone.
Where can I use Apple Gift Card?
It’s important to know that Apple Gift Cards and App Store & iTunes Gift Cards can be used only to purchase goods and services from Apple. Services from Apple Retail Stores, apple.com, the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books, subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple News+, and Apple Arcade, or for iCloud storage.
Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed only on the Apple Online Store and at Apple Retail Stores.
If you’re approached to use the cards for any other payment, you could very likely be the target of a scam and should immediately report it to your local police department as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at reportfraud.ftc.gov.
Tips to avoid becoming the victim of a Gift Card Scams.
- Do not make payment with an Apple Gift Card, App Store & iTunes Gift Card, or Apple Store Gift Card if you are NOT purchasing an item from Apple — such as from the Apple Store, iTunes Store, App Store, Apple Books, or for an Apple Music subscription or iCloud storage. There’s no other instance in which you’ll be asked to make a payment with either of these gift cards on a non apple platform.
- Do not provide the numbers on the back of the gift card to anyone that you don’t know. please note that Once those numbers are provided to the scammers, the funds on the card will likely be spent before you are able to contact Apple or law enforcement.
- Immediately report potential scams to your local police department as well as the FTC
If you believe you’re the victim of a scam involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, you can call Apple at 800-275-2273 (U.S.) or contact Apple Support online and say “gift cards” when prompted.
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Apple Announced Self Service Repair program for iPhone.
Genuine Apple parts and tools can now be purchased by US customers
Apple today announced Self Service Repair is now available, providing repair manuals and genuine Apple parts and tools through the Apple Self Service Repair Store. Self Service Repair is available in the US and will expand to additional countries — beginning in Europe — later this year.
The new online store offers more than 200 individual parts and tools, enabling customers who are experienced with the complexities of repairing electronic devices to complete repairs on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups and iPhone SE (3rd generation), such as the display, battery, and camera. Later this year the program will also include manuals, parts, and tools to perform repairs on Mac computers with Apple silicon.
To start the Self Service Repair process, a customer will first review the repair manual for the product they want to repair by visiting support.apple.com/self-service-repair. Then, they can visit the Apple Self Service Repair Store and order the necessary parts and tools.
Every genuine Apple part is designed and engineered for each product and goes through extensive testing to ensure the highest quality, safety, and reliability. The parts are the same ones — at the same price — as those available to Apple’s network of authorized repair providers. For certain repairs, customers will receive a credit when returning a replaced part for recycling.
The Apple tools available to customers in the Self Service Repair Store are the same as those used by Apple’s repair network. They are custom-designed to help provide the best repairs for Apple products and are engineered to withstand the rigors of high volume. In these professional repair operations, safety and reliability are the utmost priority. The high-quality tools offered through Self Service Repair include torque drivers, repair trays, displays, battery presses, and more.
Apple will offer tool rental kits for $49 so that customers who do not want to purchase tools for a single repair still have access to these professional repair tools. The weeklong rental kits will ship to customers for free.
Self Service Repair is part of Apple’s efforts to further expand access to repairs. For the vast majority of customers who do not have experience repairing electronic devices, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair.
Over the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to genuine Apple parts, tools, and training, including more than 3,000 Independent Repair Providers. A global network of more than 5,000 Apple Authorized Service Providers supports more than 100,000 active technicians. As a result, in the US, eight out of 10 Apple customers are located within 20 minutes of an authorized service provider.
Also today, Apple published a paper, “Expanding Access to Safe, Reliable, and Secure Service and Repair,” which details Apple’s approach to designing long-lasting products and increasing access to repairs.
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A New version of iMovie is available for download
iMovie 3.0 makes it easier than ever for anyone to share their stories with video.
Apple today introduced a new version of iMovie with features that make it easier than ever to create beautifully edited videos on iPhone and iPad.
Storyboards help aspiring content creators and moviemakers learn to edit and improve their video storytelling skills with pre-made templates for popular types of videos shared on social, with colleagues, or with classmates — videos like DIYs, cooking tutorials, product reviews, science experiments, and more.
Storyboards make it easy to get started with flexible shot lists and step-by-step guidance on which clips to capture for each video type.
For those who want to create a video even faster, Magic Movie instantly creates a polished video from the clips and photos a user selects, automatically adding transitions, effects, and music to the edit.
Both new features include a range of styles to help personalize the final look and feel of a video, including titles, filters, transitions, colour palettes, and music, all designed to work together.
“iMovie has empowered millions of people around the world to create and share their stories through video,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
“This latest version of iMovie, featuring Storyboards and Magic Movie, simplifies video creation even further, and we think it will continue to inspire the next wave of video creators to dive in and get started.”
Creators can experiment by applying different video styles that include titles and transitions, as well as options for title layouts, fonts, filters, and colour palettes.
Music tracks dynamically adjust to fit the length of a project, and users can refine each clip with intuitive editing tools like trim, split, clip speed, and clip volume.
Completed Storyboard videos are easily shared from iMovie through Messages, Mail, and across social media platforms.
iMovie availability and required devices.
iMovie 3.0, including the new Storyboards and Magic Movie features, is available today as a free update on the App Store for devices running iOS 15.2 or later and iPadOS 15.2 or later. This means the update is available for iPhone 6s and later.