DIY Update

20 11 2018

You might know that the 1st-gen Apple Watch doesn’t get Updates any longer. As a proud owner of this dino I’m quite disappointed that my timekeeper ran out of support after just 3 years whereas my 6s Plus, also born in 2015, still is in Apple’s maintenance cycle.

To be honest, it’s not a problem for me as long as my regularly updated iPhone still is able to communicate with the watch. But if you use non-stock apps on the watch it might happen that they stop running because of higher watchOS requirements.

But wait!

Have a look at my watch.
Yep, you’re right, it got a patch.
If Apple can’t do it you must do it yourself.

So I installed my modified watchOS on my jailbroken timekeeper and it now measures the number of members in my awesome group ‘Apple iThings’ on the next-gen network MeWe.

It would be really great if you would also join my group

My group Apple iThings on MeWe

like many other Google+ refugees already did.

How to join

If you aren’t already on MeWe click on JOIN and fill in the required data. You mustn’t use your real name. Confirm your mail address with the mail you get from MeWe. Download the app and search for the open group “Apple iThings”. Join. That’s it.

Looking forward to meet you on MeWe.

Here you go

19 11 2018

when the moment came
you didn’t love your iPhone.

Screen repair – Other damage – Model

• $329 599 XS Max
• $279 549 XS
• $279 549 X
• $169 399 8 Plus
• $149 349 8
• $169 349 7 Plus
• $149 319 7
• $169 329 6s Plus
• $149 299 6s
• $149 329 6 Plus
• $129 299 6
• $129 269 SE
• $129 269 5/c/s
• $199 199 4s
• $149 149 4
• $149 149 3G, 3GS

All prices are in US dollars and are subject to tax. We’ll add a $6.95 shipping fee if we need to ship your iPhone. If we need to replace your iPhone, the replacement will be new or equivalent to new. If your original iPhone was severely damaged by accident or abuse, you might have to pay the full replacement value.

Yours, Apple.

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Thanks for dropping by.

A sad day

12 11 2018

During my visit to Germany I contacted the Apple Support at 11:00 am via the chat function of the app to replace the battery of my iPhone 6s Plus. A very very friendly chat partner made an appointment for me at the Genius Bar for 1:50 pm.

An also very very friendly employee at the Apple Store Cologne took my iPhone at 1:50 pm and told me to come back at 4:30 pm to pick up the device.

3 hours?

Nobody told me that it’ll took 3 hours.

After some coffees downtown I returned to the store and again a very very friendly employee told me that Apple refused to replace my battery because of safety concerns.


My device got an original Apple spare part 7 months ago from a non-authorized professional repair shop. They did their job in a good and workmanlike manner.

I asked Apple what to do now. They told me they can’t do anything. They won’t repair my device any longer even if the display or the Home Button would be damaged. And yes, they confirmed that the battery was an original Apple battery but it wasn’t replaced by Apple or an authorized repair shop. How did they notice it? Whatever.

Because of safety concerns?

Why did they open the device although they would expose potential buyers, visitors and employees to jeopardy?

Thank you, Apple.