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Cracked iPhone Screens Abound
We scoured twitter and advertisements and found that the sheer scale of broken iPhone screens is mesmerizing. There's a TON of people out there with broken iPhones.
On Twitter someone's tweeting at least every 2 minutes and it's usually negative. 
On Google Trends, the term 'cracked iPhone' is relatively always trending! 
On SpyFu advertisements cost a considerable amount of money at a whopping $5+ per a click. 

 

So if you cracked your iPhone screen, we suggest you head over to the folks at iCracked.com and have them fix you up! They provide the best and fastest service and will have you splinter free in no time.

Cheers!

A lawyer representing Apple Inc. sent a letter to a handful of industry distributors within the past week claiming that some mobile charger products they sell are in violation of patents and trademarks that Apple currently owns.

“It has recently come to Apple’s attention that [your company] is offering for sale and selling promotional items that infringe Apple’s intellectual property rights in its iconic USB power adapters, cables and other accessories,” said the letter, which is signed by Robert Potter from law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and was obtained by Counselor this week. “Patent law prohibits the unauthorized making, using, selling, offering for sale and/or importing of any products that incorporate a patented invention.”

The products in question are non-MFi charger cables (both the eight-pronged and 30-pronged ones) that can be plugged into Apple products like iPhones, iPads, and iPods, as well as the square chargers that have a USB opening on one end and plug into an electrical socket on the other. In the letter, Apple claims to have patents on both and is asking companies to immediately stop selling these items if they are unauthorized products.

"Luckily all JUICIES products are MFi certified. Even though it makes it harder for us and more costly, in the long run it gives our users better products and us the confidence that we don't have to worry when things like this happen!"

You can read the full article here:

http://www.asicentral.com/news/newsletters/promogram/december-2014/apple-claims-patent-infringement-on-charger-products/

Due to licensing fees and the technology used, certified  iPhone charging cables  end up costing a bit more than third-party cables. But what is the cost in the long run?

It turns out that using that cheaper third-party cable could end up causing damage to certain functions of the iPhone, leading to more problems down the road.

Damage to the Phone

Using a non-certified iPhone charging cable can damage the U2 IC chip inside the phone. The chip is responsible for some USB functions, as well as charging and the sleep/wake button. Damage to the chip can prevent your iPhone from functioning properly and can lead to some pretty inconvenient consequences.

Consequences

  • Phone doesn't charge. Using the wrong kind of charger or charging cable can prevent your iPhone from charging. With some phones, it merely maintains a constantly low charge, while others do not charge at all—not even to maintain a charge.
  • Phone won't turn on. If your iPhone dies and you try to charge it with a non-certified cable, it might not turn back on at all. This problem is fixable, but only if you buy a new battery. And with the price of that battery—and the continued problems you'll face while still trying to use the cheap cable—you might as well just get the proper iPhone charging cable in the first place.
  • Cable is completely blocked. When Apple rolled out iOS 7 in Beta, a warning popped up on the phone if a non-certified charger was being used. It read: "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone. Now, iOS 7 blocks the charge completely. This just means money wasted on the purchase of the cheap cable.

For the health and longevity of your iPhone—and to save you from unnecessary headaches—buying a certified iPhone charging cable from the very start is the best thing to do. Use the coupon code "juiciescertified" to get $10 off a JUICIES+ cable. Or  Contact us to learn more about certified iPhone chargers.

 


3 Iphone Charging Myths Abound, we're here to clear them up. 
In the past few weeks, we've noticed that there's a large number of people who've been asking us the same questions again and again. The endless cog of the internet has created a lot of misperceptions, lies, myths, and downright stupidity with regards to iphone charging and how it works. We want to clear up three of the myths in this post. 



Myth: Using generic chargers will damage your battery. 
Fact: The only thing that will damage your iphone battery is using a knockoff charger. These knockoff chargers damage the iPhone logic board and as a result have a negative long term effect on your iphone. The knockoffs damage the battery. You have to continue looking for the MFI certification. Lifehacker did a very good side by side comparison of of knockoffs versus apple certified chargers. 

The MFI certification is important as a hardware manufacturer of apple products. It gives companies like ours access to the iPhone charging chips directly from apple certified manufacturers and ensures true product quality. 



Myth: Don't Turn off Your Phone, ever.  
Fact: Turning off your iphone will help it charge faster in the future. A lot of people keep on their iphones for extremely long durations. Even Apple advises the same. 

Reasoning.... 

Read Quote of Grant Hutchins' answer to Is it really better to let your iPhone battery drain fully and then recharge to maximize battery life? on Quora



Myth: Don't charge your battery til it's dead. 
Fact: Charging your batteries every day is a well informed decision. Apple and Samsung both build their phones with lithium ion. Lithium ion batteries require daily recharges. Leaving them at zero can make the battery unstable. One has to keep in mind that a battery is a chemical reaction of sorts. 

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An Interesting Quora Question
We saw a post on quora asking about the amount of time it would take to make a 
clone of the iphone 5 charging cable. We never wanted to make a clone of the iphone 5 charging cable.

Low Quality Cables are Everywhere, but Why? 
We wanted to make a high quality cable for the masses, but we were also extremely fascinated by the amount of low quality clone cables on the market and how they became so pervasive in the US and abroad. 


The Apple MFI certification is legit. Look for it. 
We worked hard to master the quality in our product 
even achieving Apple's MFI certification ensuring that all Juicies products are apple certified. Everyone knows there's a ton of low quality cables floating around in the market. The only risk you run if you buy and use these is damaging the logic board on the iphone. (Yeah, kind of a bummer eh? ) 


Want to learn how knockoff artists make cheap iPhone charging clones that break and potentially damage your iPhone, then read below....

Read Quote of Laurens Laudowicz's answer to iPhone 5: When will a low-cost clone of Apple's new iPhone 5 cable be available? on Quora

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