LG pushes V40 ThinQ pre-order launch early
It was probably not the best idea to launch those pre-orders the same day as when the iPhone XR comes online… oh good, LG changed tracks.
Apple repairing MacBook “Butterfly” keyboards for free
MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards featuring the Butterfly switch design are well-known for failure after even a speck of dust slips in below the crevice…
LG G7 ThinQ
Second Year Promise campaign continues with LG G7 ThinQ warranty
It’s not just the length of coverage that’s relatively generous, but it’s also the terms of replacement — no deductibles and no premiums.
Apple Watch Series 2 devices with ‘expanded’ batteries will get free repairs for up to 3 years
If your 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 refuses to power on due to battery swelling, you no longer need a valid warranty to get the issue fixed up to three years after your original purchase.
Pixel users
Google finally extends Preferred Care warranty for Pixel 2 devices
Even though accidental damage coverage is always peace of mind worth having, having more of it when everyone else had their limited warranty extended is sure fun.
Samsung joins forces with uBreakiFix for same-day US repairs of select Galaxy phones
If you own a relatively new high-end Samsung smartphone in need of a quick repair, more than 300 uBreakiFix locations across the US are now certified for same-day official support.
No class action settlement for LG bootloop litigation after all, extended warranty available instead
It appears not all US-based owners of LG G4, G5, V10, V20 and Nexus 5X phones plagued by the bootloop defect will be compensated for their sorrow after all.
Nexus 5X camera
Project Fi device protection stops replacing Nexus 5X, many losing out
Google’s MVNO isn’t able to service or replace damaged Nexus 5X units anymore. For those on its Device Protection plan, it’s break or be done with it.
Verizon opens enrollment for Total Mobile Protection with $29 screen repairs
Yep, a $29 deductible for screen repairs. That’s down from $49. And there’s post-warranty coverage for any phone bought within the last two years.
AppleCare+ coverage priced at whopping $199 for $999 iPhone X, $149 for 8 Plus and 7 Plus
As if the iPhone X wasn’t expensive enough, those in need of official AppleCare+ extended warranty services will need to cough up an extra $199.
iPhone warranty eligibility guidelines leaked
Apple’s warranty eligibility rules cover the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. The leaked guideline is only just a guideline, though.
TCL applies more adhesive to new BlackBerry KEYone units
As screens started dangling off their cables with even a light drop or bend, people started complaining. And that complaining has come to a solution.
First-gen Apple Watch units with expanded or swollen battery get surprise extended warranty
Don’t worry if your faulty OG Apple Watch with a randomly “expanded” battery is technically out of warranty. Your problem will be fixed free of charge.
Google class action building on Nexus 6P bootloop, battery issues
“Do no evil” except by attrition? Many consumers facing problems with their Huawei-made Nexus 6P are left feeling uncared for.
Google Pixel hardware problems continue, microphone of concern this time
Speakers are busted, the camera’s screwed up and now you can’t even make a phone call on the Google phone. And a solution takes four months to achieve.
AirPod battery replacements are free from Apple in-warranty or with AppleCare
If you head to Apple to get your AirPods’ faulty batteries switched out, it’s free if it’s within warranty or under AppleCare.
Protect your Swappa-purchased used phone starting at just $50 for one year
Want to make sure that used phone from Swappa will last you at least one full year? Cough up as a little as $50, and get exhaustive device protection.
Several reports of LG V20 camera glass cracking come awfully timed for industry
LG has not addressed the issue yet, but Reddit has been able to track down seven cases where small impacts had shattering results for V20 users.
How important is the warranty when you purchase a smartphone?
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HTC unveils “HTC Advantage,” will fix your broken screen for free
Broken phone screen? No problem – as long as you’ve got an HTC One. Read on for details on the company’s ambitious new “HTC Advantage” plan.