Apple Trade in

Many of us have older generations of Apple iPhones we no longer use but with Apple’s Trade in program you can have a simpler way to get the most out of that phone before a purchasing your new one.

By visiting the link below you can choose to trade in the device you no longer want which you can turn into an Apple Store Gift Card. You have to answer a few questions about your device and you’ll get an instant price for how much its worth.

The overall device age and condition comes into how much value its worth. There is even an option for them to recycle the device even it isn’t eligible for credit. One other thing Apple offers with this program is to use your current device and use the credit its worth to upgrade to an iPhone XR or iPhone XS, all you to do is visit your nearest Apple Store.

Did you know that trading in your old device actually helps the planet too?

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Apple Card

What is the Apple Card?

To start simply, Apple plan to release their own “Credit Card” but they intend to make it more simplistic and secure in comparison to other banks. Apple card will live in your Wallet app on your device and is used like Apple Pay now, so using Face & Touch ID to make a payment.

With the many hidden fees with traditional banking Apple Plans to ensure that it doesn’t have any fees as well as providing one of the lowest rates in the industry.

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Another benefit to Apple Card is when you make a purchase you can small percentage of what you’ve brought back in daily cash. It goes straight into your card every day.

With Apple Pay you can get notification specifying where and when you made a purchase. With Apple Card everything you buy gets a category and colour so you can get spend summaries. This can be weekly or summary.

Now, not all shops and restaurants will accept Apple Pay so Apple have designed a physical titanium card which you can use anywhere in the world.

For now Apple Card will released sometime this summer in the USA but are yet to find out when it could reach the UK.

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Apple AirPods 2

With the first Apple AirPods being released nearly 2 years ago it is no surprise the new ones have been released recently. Now, with not being able to buy the old model what is it about the new ones that make them better and are they worth it?

To start, both the previous and the new model hold the same battery life meaning the battery life lasts for 24hrs but you can have 5hrs of actually play time. But you’re probably still wondering what makes this one significantly improved to the previous one, well, this one now uses the H1 chip whereas previously it was the W1 chip. The H1 proprietary chip is claimed by Apple to allow its users to connect phone calls 1.5 times faster making general connection to other devices quicker. Another benefit to this new chip is that allows you to activate “Siri” handsfree just simply saying “Hey Siri” like the way you activate Siri on your iPhone.

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Another thing is the price options Apple offers. You can buy the AirPods with a charging case for £159.00 which hasn’t changed in price difference to the first generation but now you can buy them with a wireless case for an overall cost of £199.00 or separately for £79.00.

Most of the other features are the same such as overall design, battery and standard pricing so there isn’t a groundbreaking amount of different between the two. So if you’re looking to buy your first pair then I recommend but if it is upgrading that you’re after this may not be the most viable.

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Product Features: Whoosh! Screen Shine, Charge & Sync Cable

It’s important to look after your Apple products. Whilst Apple’s devices are built to last, protecting their look and functionality is imperative for daily use. There’s plenty of products available on the market for various different functions. Whether that be cleaning (sprays), charging (cables and docks), or protecting (cases), it can be a little tricky to gauge which products are suitable for your device. 

This is why at iRepairs, we’re dedicated to providing you with not only top-notch repair works, but handy and trustworthy gadgets for your trusty devices too. Check out these two below to get started.

Charge & Sync Cable by IONIKK

IONIKK Charge & Sync Cable

If you’re a regular daily user of an iPhone, iPod or iPad, then a charging cable is a crucial piece of equipment. Although it works just fine, the cable provided in your iPhone/iPod/iPad will only work so long. They’ll eventually wear out, either by general wear and tear, or by an accidental trip or snag. Manufactured by IONIKK, this 1.3M cable is extra long, more than 30% longer than standard charging cables. Provided with a durable outer jacket to prevent kinks and damage, this is guaranteed to last a lot longer than standard, cheaper alternatives. It offers the option to charge as well as sync and transfer data when plugged into an Apple device. The cable supports lightning connectivity, allowing for a much faster charge and responsiveness when transferring and syncing across devices. 

This cable will also successfully work with the ZNAPS, a magnetic adapter that seamlessly fits onto the end of your charging cable to help protect it from snags and accidental damage. You can find out more about that in our blog post, here.

As a bonus, Apple has officially certified this cable’s compatibility. When looking for Apple gadgets always check to see if Apple support this. This is a sign of a good quality product that will not damage your Apple device. 

Whoosh! Screen Shine

WHOOSH!

We’re all guilty of having grubby screens on our devices. With so many Apple products available with touch screens, it’s easy to spread greasy fingerprints, as well as other stains and marks. Created from an ammonia and alcohol-free, non-toxic substance, Whoosh! is safe for use on all screens. Whether your TV needs a freshen up, your MacBook, iPhone, iPod or iPad, this stuff is incredibly useful…and it works, too! 

Packaged in a vibrant orange bag, this includes a 30ML spray-bottle of the screen cleaner, with a Whoosh! branded anti-microbial microfibre cloth. To use it, simply spray some of the solution directly onto the cloth, then wipe the cloth across the mucky screen. It easily whisks away all fingerprints, cleans your screen and adds a lovely polish, too. Once it’s been wiped across the screen, the solution also works hard to resist fingerprints, to prevent a messy screen as much as beforehand.  

If the cloth starts to get a little grubby, it can be easily hand or machine washed to freshen it up. However, Whoosh! also offer replacement microfibre cloths, if need be. 

Review: ZNAPS

What are ZNAPS?

Znaps is a magnetic adapter, designed to fit seamlessly onto your mobile phone charger. Like the Macbook’s magnetic charger and port, this has been designed to preserve your charger’s wire, keeping it snag-free and protecting it from any sudden pulls, trips and accidents. 

It’s also an excellent way of preventing your mobile or iPad from dropping to the ground in the event of the charging cable being snagged. The ZNAPS will magnetically pop off from the port, leaving your device exactly where it was. 

ZNAPS were the result of a Kickstarter campaign, originating in Toronto, Canada. With over 70,000 backers, and raising an impressive CAD $3,007,370, they’ve been a result of over a year and a half in development. Whilst this might seem like a considerably long time to wait for a product to launch, the end result is definitely worth it. Held in high esteem by a multitude of top tech publications (Macrumours and Gizmodo among them), ZNAPS is a high quality product that has been designed to fit a variety of iPhone and iPad models. 

Pros

  • ZNAPS fits any case. It’s exactly the same size as the charging port on your iPhone, slotting in neatly and securely. You actually have to put some force into it if you wish to pull it out of your phone, so at least you’ll know that it’s something that’s safely and securely transported with your device.
  • Compatible with a wide range of Apple phones and tablets - the iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus, iPhone 5/5s, iPad Mini, iPad, iPad Pro.
  • It successfully protects your charging cable from fraying, wiring damage, wear and tear. The magnet in the attachment allows the phone to easily pop away from the charger without any pulling.
  • It supports both charging and data synchronisation. 
  • Charging begins in just three steps. Firstly, connect the port adapter directly into the charging port, then slot your existing charger end into the next bit of connecting plastic. This then connects.
  • ZNAPS are also pretty water-resistant! They protect the power socket, sealing in the cracks in the phone to effectively lower the risk of any major potential water damage to your phone.
  • A small hidden LED is added into the ZNAPS to easily indicate when your phone or iPad is charging.
  • Fits all iPhone cases, so you won’t need to remove any casing before plugging in and charging.
  • Lightning/micro-USB and 

Cons

  • Whilst ZNAPS are great for when your device is stationary, it’s pretty hard to continue to use your iPhone or iPad whilst the ZNAPS is connected and charging. Any slight movement or yank causes it to magnetically snap away, thus disconnecting the charge. If you’re looking to use this, keep in mind that it’s much better suitable for the periods when you know you’ll be leaving your phone or iPad alone to charge.

iRepairs are a proud stockist of ZNAPS, available to purchase in-store from now. If you’d like to find out further information about this product, head on over to iRepairs’ dedicated ZNAPS website, https://znaps.uk.

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