My replacement iPhone 7

As you know I've been having issues with my launch day jet black iPhone 7. Apple deemed that the MIC was broken but I also had performance problems and the speaker sounded muffled.

Well after a few days of waiting Apple have replaced it via the in store genius route.

So far so good but I'll report back if I get any issues with the replacement.

The jet black iPhone 7 replacement problem

As most of you know I've been using (and mostly loving) a jet black iPhone 7 since launch. I had a few niggles with it including call quality and speaker quality so I decided to book a genius appointment.

On running diagnostics it showed that my phone had a front MIC problem, which explained some of my call quality problems.

Having the jet black I knew going in not to expect a straight swap, this was the case. Two options wait for a new iPhone or get a repair done in a couple of weeks. I went for a replacement knowing that I didn't have a lead time.

So, my iPhone needs to be used with a headset to make calls now (not a huge problem for me) but I just wanted to point out if you experience any problems with a jet black 7 or 7 plus you might be waiting a little while for a replacement.

iOS 10: How to customise the Reminders widget


I've been using widgets in iOS 10 a lot and some of them are actually configurable. This example is Reminders.

The order in which these appear in the list is the order in which they appear in the app.

If you want a 3D Touch shortcut to your favourite list then go into the app and reorder them. The top 4 will appear in this widget view.