Best Buy cancels all Galaxy Fold pre-orders, Samsung still doesn’t have a release date

Samsung postponed the Galaxy Fold ^(‘s launch indefinitely due to issues that some reviewers found with debris possibly entering through the hinge and damaging the folding display, as well as the protective cover applied to the panel, which looked so much like a screen protector that people might be tempted to pull it off, thus killing the panel.

The Korean company has detailed the improvements it’s made ^( to the Galaxy Fold earlier this month, and for weeks now it’s been saying a new release date will be announced imminently ^( That still hasn’t happened, though, and Best Buy has lost its patience.

The retailer has now canceled all Galaxy Fold pre-orders, in a move that’s meant to put customers first and ensure “they are taken care of in the best possible manner”. Best Buy will continue to keep its customers updated as best it can while Samsung “continues to make progress in enhancing the Galaxy Fold”. If you had a pre-order with Best Buy, you can request to be notified when it’s finally available for purchase by visiting the product page ^( on the retailer’s website.

Samsung has reacted to this move by sending Android Authority the following statement:

We are working closely with all of our distribution partners, including Best Buy, to deliver the Galaxy Fold to customers as quickly as possible. Customers that received a cancellation notice of their pre-order from Best Buy may choose to be notified once the item is available. A new release date for the Galaxy Fold will be announced in the coming weeks. Samsung values the trust our customers place in us and we want to thank them for their patience and understanding.

Unfortunately as you can see this statement is devoid of any new details on when the company’s first foldable phone is due to hit the shelves, so the wait goes on.

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.2 Following Release of iOS 12.3

Following the release of iOS 12.3 ^( on May 13, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.2, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

iPhone, iPad ^(, and iPod touch ^( owners who have upgraded to iOS 12.3 will no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 12.2.

iOS 12.3, available on all devices able to run iOS 12 ^(, was a major update that brought the revamped Apple TV ^( app with new Channels feature.

Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

iOS 12.3 is now the only version of iOS that can be installed on iPhones and iPads, but developers and public beta testers can download iOS 12.4 ^(, another major update that’s currently being beta tested.

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