It's that time of year when phone companies begin getting us all in a frinzy about their latest and greatest. Apple and Samsung are definitely on that list. Apple just released it's newest OS, iOS 10, along with the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Samsung has also just released their newest installment to the Galaxy Note line, the Note 7. Now, unless you're somewhere living under a rock, you know by now that Samsung and Apple both started off their launches with a couple of problems. Because of the demand, I've teamed up with my fellow tech counterpart, Kenny Bundy (also known as the Bearded Apple Tech Guy) to bring you what we think are the best moves to make if you have the "talking time-bomb" Note 7, or if you're phone has become a very pretty, expensive brick as a result of the iOS 10 update. Our goal is to give you a quick, one stop spot for info that many of you have been asking us. Let's get right to it.
If you're a Note 7 user, (or thinking of getting one), you've heard by now that there is a major recall of the phone. This is the result of a battery fault that causes the phone to overheat, catch fire, and even explode. Crazy, I know.
As a Samsung loyalist with over 20+ of Sammy's devices sitting in my home, I seriously contemplated exchanging my phone. But, I didn't. I choose to hang on until the replacement Note 7's hit the streets. Honestly, I love my phone. It is the best I've owned, and I literally use more features on it than I did on my Note 5. For those of you who are still a little nervous, here's some info that might help you out:
Samsung has released a notice saying that carriers will have the Note 7 replacements by the 21st of September, so that's great news as it's only a few days away. Sales will restart September 28th. So if you're like me and have a love affair with your Note 7 and still agree with most of the tech world that it may be the year's best phone overall, have no fear, the end is near!
While Apple may not be dealing with such a massive issue such as Samsung's, some people are still experiencing problems updating their phones to the latest iOs release. Here's a simple solution that Kenny suggests for his fellow "Appleholics" (did you like that word? I think I just made that up):
Ultimately, you have to exercise you're own sound judgement. And of course, we in no way are responsible if you're phone catches fire or your iPhone bricks on you. All that we can do is provide you with our best response to what has been going on. That said, if you need more details, you can find it online at Samsung.com or Apple.com.
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