3 To Know: iPhone X issues; popular road upgrade

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1. Some displays on iPhone X have touch issues, Apple says

Some models of the iPhone X may experience touch issues caused by the smartphone's display, Apple revealed.

According to a page for a replacement program posted to its website Friday, Apple said "a component on the display module" is causing issues with the touchscreen.

Users might see the display react even when a user doesn't tap or swipe, or the display will not respond when a user does touch it.

File: Apple iPhone X

Apple said it will replace the module on the iPhone X for free.

The company launched a similar program Friday for specific models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple said a "limited number" of models without the Touch Bar feature have faulty solid-state drives that could result in data loss or failure. 

The affected MacBooks were sold between June 2017 and June 2018. Apple will service affected laptops for free.

Bloomberg first reported on the details of the programs Friday.

Last year, Apple launched the iPhone X, which featured an edge-to-edge display and a much higher price tag – starting at $999 – compared to previous models.

In September, Apple released the updated model of the X called the iPhone XS, starting at $999. Last month, the company launched a lower-cost model, the iPhone XR, with a similar display.

2. Naples man accused of recording video up woman's dress at Target store

A Naples man was arrested Friday and accused of trying to record a video up a woman’s dress at the Super Target store in North Naples. 

The woman said she noticed the main had been following her in the store near Interstate 75 and Immokalee Road on Nov. 6, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Cain Podolski

At one point, she turned around and saw Podolski had his phone out underneath her dress, the arrest report states. She screamed, took his phone and saw the camera app was open and a thumbnail of the most recent image or video appeared to be up her dress. When the woman called for a manager, Podolski took his phone back and left the store, the report states.

A follow-up investigation led to the man being identified as Cain Podolski, 21, and the woman identified him in a photo lineup, the arrest report states.

Podolski was arrested at his home on a felony charge of video voyeursim, second offense. A Naples police officer had arrested him in August after similar circumstances at Sak’s Fifth Avenue, according to the report.

3. Collier County to widen Vanderbilt Beach Road

Big changes are planned for Vanderbilt Beach Road from U.S. 41 to just east of Goodlette-Frank Road. That four-lane stretch is scheduled to be widened to six lanes in fiscal year 2020, said Connie Deane, community liaison for the Collier County Growth Management Department.

Median landscaping cannot occur on Vanderbilt Beach Road from U.S. 41 to just east of Goodlette-Frank Road until  that stretch is widened from four to six lanes.

“The project is currently out for ‘Request for Proposal’ for the roadway design, and soon a consultant will be chosen to design and permit the project,” Deane said. “The roadway construction will follow the design and is scheduled to begin in FY 2020 and be completed in FY 2021.

The roadway construction will include brick pavers at the intersections, irrigation sleeving and topsoil.” – Tim Aten/Staff