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Apple posts iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program
Here's a clip from the iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program page:
" Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 8 devices contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect. Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won't turn on. (Does not affect iPhone 8 Plus models.)

Apple will repair eligible devices, free of charge. Affected units were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S. If your iPhone 8 has an eligible serial number, Apple will repair it, free of charge..."

The program page has a Serial Number checker and how to have affected iPhones repaired.
  
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
(Some I missed last week)

Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.


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Firefox and Chrome Browser Updates, Other News:
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    August 27th to 31st, 2018 News Archive
  • Airport Express (802.11N) Firmware Update 7.8 (adds AirPlay 2 Support)
  • macOS 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for 2018 MacBook Pros (info/download)
  • Apple Announces New iPhone Event as Handset, Watch Images Leaked
  • Review of Blackmagic external GPU (has non-upgradable GPU)
  • Safari Technology Preview 64 release notes (macOS High Sierra, Mojave beta)
  • Intel Launches Whiskey Lake-U & Amber Lake-Y: New MacBook CPUs?
  • Apple Buys Augmented-Reality Display Startup Akonia Holographics
  • Micromat Machine Profile v1.3.2 update (see notes on update/changes)
  • How to Set a Live Photo or GIF as a Mac Screen Saver
  • Security update for Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application
  • Mac Pixelmator 3.7.4 (see list of fixes and improvements)
  • What to Expect From Apple's September iPhone Event
  • Apple to Embrace iPhone X Design With New Colors, Bigger Screens
  • Aspyr updates support article on 32-bit games (again)
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - Troubleshooting a Mac that won't turn on
    - Apple Vintage and obsolete products list
    - How to set a firmware password on your Mac
    - How to Update the firmware on your AirPort base station
    - How to Transfer content from a previous iOS device to a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
    - About security content of macOS 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro 2018
    - How to Locate backups of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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