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Tim Cook's blurry iPhone picture takes world by stormWhat is the iPhone 6's "Error 53"? The new Apple tvOS brings new features and Tim Cook takes bad pictures -- all in this edition of Apple Byte.
[MUSIC] What 's good? Brian Tong here for the Apple Byte and everything. Good or bad inside Apple. Let's get to the show, we start with [INAUDIBLE] Error 53 that's become a big deal. So, what is it? Well, theguardian reports some users who had their iPhone 6s repaired by third-party technicians and not Apple have reported that an unknown error 53 message is permanently breaking their phones. The issue happens after updating to the latest version of the OS and prevents all access to the iPhone. Now, Apple says Error 53 is related to Touch ID security because they want to ensure that data from the sensor, like your fingerprints for authorizations, has not been tampered with. Error 53 is intended to prevent third party components from compromising it when it doesn't pass a Touch ID validation. But why completely break the phone and make it unusable? I understand Apple is keeping the integrity of the product, that's not a bad apple. But the biggest issue is really the first time we've seen anything like this. So, after media attention and threats of a lawsuit Mac Rumors reports. Some but not all Apple stores are servicing error 53 phones but charging an out of warranty repair fee on top of the price of replacement parts which will obviously cost you. We know about voiding the warranty and how many times have you all had replaced your screen outside of Apple because it's broken multiple times or is it cheaper? And it happened for years, Apple didn't completely break phones back then But they are now so we've all found out the hard way. And sticking with Apple stores, a new system will now allow store employees to apply Belkin-brand screen protectors for the iPhone 6, 6+, iPhone 6S and 6S+. It's called the Belkin ScreenCare+ Application system because they wanted to find the shortest name possible. Now it's a specific procedure using an actual device called The Screen Care Plus Machine to apply itself. Maybe this will help you from shattering your screen and then getting a third party replacement screen from somewhere else which ends up then breaking your phone. See? Apple's got your back. Now in other iPhone news we turn our attention to the iPhone 5se. Maco Takaro claims the rumored phone may come in silver, space gray, and a pink shade that's not like the rose gold color of the iPhone 6s. They believe it's a bright pink that's more like the seventh generation iPod nano and the sixth generation iPod touch. Yes. I know what you all just can't wait for. The Pretty in Pink, T-Mobile pink iPhone 5 Fc could be coming to a store near you. Now this is all speculation, but it could make sense and this is their lower end phone It might be something parents would purchase for their kids. Or just grown adults who would add a whole bunch of Hello Kitty stickers to it. Alright, Apple's released new Beta updates for the stand out this time around is the tvOS 9.2 beta 3. But adds dictation support that allows you to dictate into text fields, so currently you have to enter in words letter by letter. They've also added app store Siri search, which is helpful, but still no support for video podcasts in the podcast app. It's beta, so I won't bad apple them yet. And if Apple wants the Apple TV to really take off, streaming TV service or not, it has to be a player when it comes to original content. A report from Variety says Apple, Amazon and Google are all in the mix to potentially be the NFL's official streaming partner for Thursday night football games and the Street reports Apple has met with TV and Hollywood producers and studios about developing original shows To offer exclusively to iTunes customers. Now rumors claimed they were turned down after making offers to the Top Gear crew and sports podcasts are built in for exclusive deals, but it's up to Apple to make all this happen after seeing the success of original concept from Netflix and Amazon. And finally, we wrap things up with the Superbowl. The big game, we saw some of the craziest ads like. Puppy monkey baby. Puppy, monkey, baby. Puppy, monkey, baby. Puppy. Monkey. Baby. Puppy, monkey, baby. Puppy, monkey, baby. Puppy. Monkey. Baby. Please, please for the love of God stop! Come on? Okay. No! Okay I'll stop, but the best moment came after the super bowl when Tim Cook tweeted Colorado Rocky Mountain High, congrats Broncos, and included one of the blurriest pictures you can ever take with presumably his own iPhone, like it wasn't bad It was really bad. Then again, maybe we'll see it on Apple's next Shot on iPhone billboard. But, you know what made it even worse? Getting flak from lots of random people on the Internet, all in good fun, of course, until Tim removed the tweet completely. Timmy. And that, my friends, Is a bad apple. [SOUND] All right that's going to do it for this week. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong. Thanks for watching. We'll catch you all next time for another byte of the apple. [MUSIC]