Top Tech News – August 22: Apple iPhone 12 Extended Service, Facebook is not popular and more
Hello and welcome to another episode of Top tech news, and in today’s edition we have Apple, Facebook and another quick tip for Android smartphone users.
Apple extends free repair service for iPhone 12 users
The program now covers affected iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro devices for up to three years after the device first retailed, up from up to two years previously, according to Apple. The one-year extension applies worldwide.
Apple launched the service program in August 2021 after the company determined that a “very small percentage” of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro devices may experience sound issues due to a component that may fail. on the earphone module, also called receiver. The problem may prevent the earpiece from emitting sound during phone calls.
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will repair eligible iPhones free of charge, with steps to initiate the process outlined on Apple’s website. The affected devices were manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021, and the program does not apply to the iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max, according to Apple.
Facebook is now less popular in the US
Facebook, owned by Meta, is struggling to maintain its position among the top 10 apps on the US App Store this year,
says a new report. According to an analysis of iPhone App Store data, as young consumers turn to new social networks
experiences like TikTok and now BeReal, the tech giant‘s app has lost ground in the App Store’s top rankings, reports
According to the report, last year, Facebook only dropped out of the Top 10 Free iPhone Apps in the United States seven times. But in 2022,
that number has already jumped to 97 — an indication that Facebook may be losing ground as new apps make their way into
top app store rankings.
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