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Apple’s guide to safely revive wet iPhones

Apple has recently dispelled the long-standing myth that placing a wet iPhone in a bag of rice can save it from water damage. Contrary to popular belief, this method can actually exacerbate the problem by allowing rice particles to infiltrate the device, potentially causing additional harm. Additionally, employing external heat sources, compressed air, or inserting foreign objects into the phone's connector are strongly discouraged by Apple.Apple's New Advisory for Wet iPhonesIn a recent advisory to its customers, Apple…

Galaxy AI experience comes to iPhones and all Android phones, kind of

Last updated: February 23rd, 2024 at 13:44 UTC+01:00 The Galaxy AI suite is available exclusively for the Galaxy S24 series and will soon be released for a handful of other high-end Samsung devices through a firmware update. But right now, anyone, from iPhone users to owners of other brands of Android phones, can get a taste of Galaxy AI through the Try Galaxy App. Samsung has updated its Try Galaxy platform to simulate the One UI 6.1 experience, which includes Galaxy AI features like Live Translate, Chat Assist,…

iPhone’s App Store in EU gets just a marketplace status in iOS 17.4

With the latest iOS 17.4 beta 4, Apple now treats the iPhone App Store the same way it will treat third-party app stores in Europe. This was first spotted by X user iSoftware Updates and confirmed by BGR‘s European editor Chris Smith; Apple wants its users – or at least the European Commission – to know that it’s treating the iPhone App Store the same as it would treat any other third-place marketplace. Except that doesn’t make sense.When you try to download an app with your iPhone running iOS 17.4 in Europe,…

7 iPhones secure spots in the top 10 best-selling smartphones in 2023

If you've noticed more iPhones in the hands of people around you, you're not alone. According to Counterpoint Research's latest report on global smartphone sales, an impressive seven out of the top ten best-selling smartphones in 2023 were iPhones. Leading the pack was the iPhone 14, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max emerging as the best-seller in Q4 2023.iPhone 15 Pro Max: The Standout PerformerThe iPhone 15 Pro Max stole the spotlight, clinching the top spot in Q4 2023 sales. Limited upgrades between the iPhone 13 and 14…

Iran-based iPhone buyers caught up in colossal cheap iPhone scam — Tehran company may have scooped $35 million selling $700 iPhones endorsed…

If you live in Iran and recently bought an especially cheap iPhone that never arrived, then you too might be the victim of a scam that has cost residents of the country millions of dollars.The Financial Times called the scam a “multi-million-dollar fraud” that saw customers duped by a slick sales pitch, only to never receive the goods that they ordered. It’s led to picketing outside police stations, scrutiny over the kind of services that Iranian celebrities endorse, and “revealed the lengths that its consumers will go…

How to remove photo backgrounds and isolate subjects on iPhone

Editing photos, especially when it involves separating subjects from their backgrounds, can seem daunting. Traditionally, this task required sophisticated software like Adobe Photoshop or AI tools. However, with iPhones running iOS 16 or later, you can now easily accomplish this without any additional apps. Let's explore how this feature works and its potential applications.Before diving in, ensure that your iPhone is updated to iOS 16 or later, as this feature is built into the operating system. Now, here's how you can…

iPhones accounted for the top 7 bestselling phones of 2023 — and there are no top-end Android handsets to be found

For the first time ever, Apple has dominated the top seven spots of the bestselling smartphone list, with the iPhone 14 leading the charge over the course of the year. Even more impressively, Apple's best iPhone, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, led global smartphone sales over the latter quarter of the year, presumably as early adopters grab their big-screened smartphone experience.Independent research company Counterpoint Research has released a fascinating report detailing the bestsellers, and some of the devices that made the…

iPhones secure top 7 positions in the global best-selling smartphones list: Counterpoint Research

Counterpoint has published new research that shows that Apple has secured the top 7 spots in the world’s best-selling smartphone list. Samsung’s budget A-series smartphones fill up the final three spots on the list. Here are the details.Apple dominates global smartphone salesAccording to a report by Counterpoint Research, Apple captured the top seven positions in the global list of best-selling smartphones in 2023.Apple also dominated the 2022 list, with 7 positions out of 10, but not in order. The Apple iPhone 14 was the…

For the first time, iPhones snag the top 7 spots in global smartphone sales

Apple/ZDNETAs if we needed confirmation of Apple's dominance in the smartphone market, a recent study drives it home -- people really love iPhones. According to a recent study from Counterpoint Research, Apple's ubiquitous handset isn't simply the best-selling smartphone in the world -- iPhone models take up the top seven spots.Also: The best phones to buy, including foldables and budget picksFor 2023, the iPhone 14 was the number-one-selling phone, with the US and China alone making up half of its sales. What's…

Galaxy A14 and iPhones went head-to-head for best-selling phones of 2023

Last updated: February 21st, 2024 at 14:40 UTC+01:00 Apple seems to have dominated the global top 10 best-selling smartphone charts in 2023, capturing the first seven places in a row, according to data shared today by Counterpoint Research. Samsung occupied the last three spots in the global top 10, but no high-end Galaxy phones made it through. Market watchers say this is the first time Apple earned the top seven positions in the global list of best-selling phones in one year. It achieved this by pushing Samsung…