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iPhone Error 53: Apple Explains Why It Disables Devices Repaired by Third Parties

Apple has confirmed that it intentionally bricks (or disables) iPhone handsets that have been repaired by third-party repairmen. Addressing the ever mounting complaints from users, the Cupertino-based company insists that it does so only to better protect user privacy and payment security. Offering further explanation to why it thinks an iPhone should be completely disabled, Apple said that disabling the ... Read More »

Apple Asks Top US Court to Reject Samsung Appeal

Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss Samsung’s appeal in the blockbuster patent case between the two smartphone giants, saying the ruling followed “well-established” legal precedent. A filing Thursday from the California giant came in response to Samsung’s appeal seeking to overturn a $548 million (roughly Rs. 3,720 crores) award for patent infringement related to copying features from ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016) Allegedly Pass Bluetooth Certification

The unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J7 (2016) have this time purportedly passed Bluetooth SIG certification. The documents reveal nothing more than the smartphone’s model numbers and the Bluetooth version they will include. As per the SIG certification documents, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is seen with a SM-J5108 codename, while the Galaxy J7 (2016) is seen ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Is ‘Bricking’ Units Repaired by Third-Parties

If you have got your iPhone repaired from an unauthorised shop, you might want to think twice before updating your device to the next iOS update. The Cupertino-based company is seemingly intentionally bricking the devices, showing ‘Error 53’, that have been repaired by anyone else than an Apple representative. Called ‘Error 53’, the issue affects the handsets that have gotten ... Read More »

Lava X3 With 5-Inch Display, 2GB of RAM Available Online at Rs. 6,499

Lava appears set to launch a new budget smartphone in India – the Lava X3. The smartphone is now available to purchase from several online retailers at Rs. 6,499, in White, Silver, and Gold colour variants. We can expect Lava to announce the smartphone officially in the coming days. As per the listings, the dual-SIM supporting Lava X3 smartphone runs ... Read More »

InFocus Bingo 21 With 4.5-Inch Display, 2GB of RAM Launched at Rs. 5,499

InFocus has launched a new budget smartphone in India, the InFocus Bingo 21, priced at Rs. 5,499. It is available to buy from online stores in Blue, White, and Orange colour variants. The smartphone is listed on the company’s own website as well. The dual-SIM supporting InFocus Bingo 21 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (850×480 ... Read More »

HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM With 5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 14,990

HTC on Friday launched a new mid-range smartphone in India, the Desire 626 Dual SIM, priced at Rs. 14,990. The smartphone will be available in Blue Lagoon and White Birch colour variants with major retailers in the coming weeks. It is worth mentioning that the Taiwanese tech firm nearly a year ago launched the single-SIM version of the smartphone in ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Reportedly Certified by the FCC

After numerous leaks and rumours, the upcoming flagship smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge – have reportedly passed the US FCC certification website. The documents first spotted by 9to5Google, mention several radio frequency and LTE tests for the two handsets. Nothing else has been revealed about the handsets. However, what is confirmed is the two ... Read More »

Apple to Soon Accept Broken iPhones in Its Trade-In Program: Report

Apple may soon allow you to trade-in your damaged iPhone for a store gift card. According to a report, the company has updated its iPhone trade-in program to accept old iPhone models – the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus – with damaged screen, home button, and camera sensors. In the meanwhile, Apple has tied up with at ... Read More »

Tim Cook ‘Confirms’ Apple Looking to Open Retail Stores in India

Apple is getting serious about India. The iPhone maker sees the country as one of the most important growth areas, Tim Cook, company’s chief executive was cited as saying. Cook also confirmed that Apple is in early stages to bring its official retail stores in India. As Apple worries of slowing growth in its main markets, the Cupertino-based giant is ... Read More »