iPhone Battery Replacement Mend My iPhone, York
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Apple Battery Replacement

This is a copy and paste of Apple’s press release regarding it’s iPhone Battery


December 28, 2017
A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Battery and Performance
We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we’re making.
First and foremost, we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades. Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that.
How batteries age
All rechargeable batteries are consumable components that become less effective as they chemically age and their ability to hold a charge diminishes. Time and the number of times a battery has been charged are not the only factors in this chemical aging process.
Device use also affects the performance of a battery over its lifespan. For example, leaving or charging a battery in a hot environment can cause a battery to age faster. These are characteristics of battery chemistry, common to lithium-ion batteries across the industry.
A chemically aged battery also becomes less capable of delivering peak energy loads, especially in a low state of charge, which may result in a device unexpectedly shutting itself down in some situations.
To help customers learn more about iPhone’s rechargeable battery and the factors affecting its performance, we’ve posted a new support article, iPhone Battery and Performance.
It should go without saying that we think sudden, unexpected shutdowns are unacceptable. We don’t want any of our users to lose a call, miss taking a picture or have any other part of their iPhone experience interrupted if we can avoid it.
Preventing unexpected shutdowns
About a year ago in iOS 10.2.1, we delivered a software update that improves power management during peak workloads to avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE. With the update, iOS dynamically manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown. While these changes may go unnoticed, in some cases users may experience longer launch times for apps and other reductions in performance.
Customer response to iOS 10.2.1 was positive, as it successfully reduced the occurrence of unexpected shutdowns. We recently extended the same support for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2.
Of course, when a chemically aged battery is replaced with a new one, iPhone performance returns to normal when operated in standard conditions.
Recent user feedback
Over the course of this fall, we began to receive feedback from some users who were seeing slower performance in certain situations. Based on our experience, we initially thought this was due to a combination of two factors: a normal, temporary performance impact when upgrading the operating system as iPhone installs new software and updates apps, and minor bugs in the initial release which have since been fixed.
We now believe that another contributor to these user experiences is the continued chemical aging of the batteries in older iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s devices, many of which are still running on their original batteries.
Addressing customer concerns
We’ve always wanted our customers to be able to use their iPhones as long as possible. We’re proud that Apple products are known for their durability, and for holding their value longer than our competitors’ devices.
To address our customers’ concerns, to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple’s intentions, we’ve decided to take the following steps:
Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com.
Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.
As always, our team is working on ways to make the user experience even better, including improving how we manage performance and avoid unexpected shutdowns as batteries age.
At Apple, our customers’ trust means everything to us. We will never stop working to earn and maintain it. We are able to do the work we love only because of your faith and support — and we will never forget that or take it for granted.

How we can help

We replace iPhone batteries at your home or workplace with our go-to repair service. The full repair takes approx 15 minutes prices and you can see our price page here

patently apple screen protection for iphone
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Patently Apple website is worth a visit for apple fanatics

www.patentlyapple.com is a must for any Apple Fan wanting to see what they have patented. I know !!


I’ve only just discovered it and it goes way back but way upto date too. There are some fantastic articles on there. From folding phone technology to making the Apple Pencil work with the Apple iPhone.

or have you heard of the Apple Watch Scribble Surface described on patently apple or my least favourite that’ll put Mend My iPhone out of business, the Apple Files Patent for Active Surface iDevice Protection


This is an extract from the blog at patently apple…

screen protection for iphone


Apple has been working on ways to protect iDevices from a fall going back to 2011 when the iPad was first introduced said patently apple. They won their first patent for this invention back in 2016. Another detailed patent for free fall protection was filed back in 2013. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published another patent application from Apple relating to free fall protection covering “active surface protection.”


Apple’s invention specifically covers a portable electronic device that includes one or more bumpers that are operable to transition between a stowed position and a deployed position.


In the deployed position, the bumpers may be proud of one or more surfaces of the portable electronic device that the bumpers are not proud of in the stowed position. The bumpers may protect the surfaces from impact when proud of those surfaces if the portable electronic device contacts a surface, such as when the portable electronic device is dropped.


The bumpers may form portions of side corners or other portions of the portable electronic device in the stowed position. In transitioning from the stowed position to the deployed position, the bumpers may rotate and/or translate.


Apple’s patent FIG. 1B noted below depicts an environment after the user drops the first example portable electronic device and the bumpers transition to a deployed position to protect the surfaces of the portable electronic device from impacting the structure. The other patent figures show various styles of protective bumpers and a flowchart.



Christmas uk main in dates

UK Mail in Repairs

In case you were sending us any uk mail in repairs at this time of year please have a look at the attached Royal Mail posting dates to make sure you can get out to us in time.

Sadly we cannot guarantee the return dates this close to Christmas but more than happy to accept the repairs to get them underway and back to you as soon as possible.

We are working across Christmas and will publish our dates tomorrow so that you know how and when you can get us.

Christmas uk main in dates



iPhone Call out repair partners in Hull

Hull iPhone Repairs work with us as a repair partner


We like working with other businesses in other areas of the country as we get calls from all over the place and it’s always good to know a recommended repair partner to send them to if you need an iPhone call out repair.

iPhone Screen Repairs Hull operate in a very similar way to us and have the same, work strategies. If you happen to live in Hull we can highly recommend them for their same day call out ability to get to you wherever you are.



Sudbury iPhone Repairs have become our latest partner


We like working with other businesses in other areas of the country as we get calls from all over the place and it’s always good to know a recommended repair partner to send them to if you need an iPhone call out repair.

Sudbury iPhone Repairs operate in a very similar way to us and have the same, if not better warranties, and work strategies. If you happen to live in any of the areas above we can highly recommend them for their same day call out, mail in repairs and ability to get to you wherever you are.



apple iMac pro
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the new apple iMac Pro

iMac Pro


The new Apple iMac Pro is am amazing looking thing.

You just have to look at the page to it’s a colossal machine. Starting at almost £5K and configurable upto a 10 core processor and goodness knows what else I got it upto over £12k as a price tag and I haven’t a clue what it’ll do that my MacBook Pro won’t do that doesn’t do anything my 2010 MacBook unibody doesn’t do – except look beautiful.

iMac Pro

Look at Apple’s website for the spec here

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Apple Pay Cash coming soon in latest iOS


Apple’s new iOS 11.2 software update went live Saturday, adding Apple Pay Cash and faster wireless charging to supported iPhones.

For anyone with an iPhone 6 or later, the update’s Apple Pay Cash feature opens up the ability to send cash to friends and family over iMessage. While I didn’t see the feature immediately turned on after updating my own iPhone to iOS 11.2, when it does appear it should work similarly to Paypal’s Venmo service.

Anyone with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X can look forward to faster wireless charging, with the update release specifically noting improvements when using third-party chargers. That’s pretty much every Qi wireless charger currently out, as Apple’s own AirPower charging mat is planned for a 2018 release.

Other improvements and fixes listed by Apple include:

  • Improves video camera stabilization
  • Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
  • Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
  • Improves stability in Calendar
  • Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
  • Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
  • Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
  • Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
  • Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
  • Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
  • Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store and Music
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications