With the rumored iWatch apparently on the horizon, health and fitness appears to be on the mind of many developers, including WebMD, who launched a new health improvement program this week as part of their free iPhone app. Much like the upcoming iOS 8 Health app, WebMD can now work with biometric devices such as Fitbit or UP by Jawbone to gather data, create goals, and stay healthy. As it turns out, we've got a bit more on that very subject in our Thursday recap as well...
Lately some iPhone 5 users have had issues getting the Sleep/Wake buttons on the top of their devices to work, and today Apple announced that it's willing to fix the problem with no cost to the user. Apple claims that the problem only affects a "small percentage" of the devices, but the Cupertino company also provided a support page that determines if you qualify for the free support.
The iPhone 5s and 5c had an astonishingly successful launch, but that hasn't stopped some critics such as Catherine Rampell of the New York Times from making dramatic claims about their perceived lack of repairability. As Cult of Mac points out, however, the iPhone 5s and 5c are actually "super repairable," but only if you bring them into your local Genius Bar.
Looks like Apple's living up to all those promises about lower repair costs, after all. Today MacRumors relayed a tip from one of its sources that Apple has already started to replace broken Phone 5 screens at its retail locations rather than switching out entire devices for refurbished units. The replacements cost $149 for customers without AppleCare, which comes as a savings for both consumers and Apple.
They say an apology goes a long way toward mending fences, and when the apology is heartfelt, even more so -- and Tim Cook's very public apology on Apple's Chinese website is already working its magic with the press there.
With each new tablet released -- and there's a lot of them these days! -- the folks at iFixit break out the spudgers and get to work for all of us to enjoy. Now the company has published a chart comparing just how repairable they are to each other.