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Apple Mistakenly Unpatches Vulnerability in iOS 12.4, Lets Hackers Release Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhone Models: Report

Apple has reportedly unpatched a bug in the latest iOS 12.4 update that it had fixed in the earlier iOS 12.3 update – leaving its most up-to-date iPhones vulnerable to hacking risk. As a result of the mistake, all iPhones running iOS 12.4 can now be jailbroken and several iPhone users have already tweeted that they are successfully running the “jailbreak”. According to Motherboard, security researchers have already exploited the vulnerability in iOS 12.4 and released a public “jailbreak” on open-sourced software development platform GitHub – the first free public jailbreak for a fully-updated iPhone that’s been…

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Apple reveals special new iPhones for security researchers

Apple is planning to supply special iPhones to security researchers next year to help them find security flaws in iOS. The devices will be made available to researchers that report bugs through the company’s invitation-only bug bounty program for iOS. Apple first launched this bug bounty program three years ago at the Black Hat conference, and it’s now extending its use at the same conference today to cover macOS, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and more. Apple’s iOS Security Research Device program will be available to researchers with a track record of high-quality security…

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Apple releases videos that show how the Apple Card works

To coincide with the start of the Apple Card’s preview program, Apple has released a series of videos detailing how you’ll use its upcoming credit card. The videos cover pretty much every aspect of the card’s functionality, from the application and card setup processes, to how to make payments either in-store or online, and the way its rewards work. There’s basically enough here to let you live vicariously through these videos if you haven’t actually been accepted into the preview program. Granted, if you’ve ever actually used either a traditional credit card or Apple Pay before then there’s…

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Apple confirms the Apple Card is coming in August

The Apple Card, the company’s credit card that was announced at its services event this past spring, will begin accepting applications in August, the company confirmed during its 2019 third fiscal quarter earnings call. “Thousands of Apple employees are using the Apple Card every day in a beta test and we will begin to roll out the Apple Card in August,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. The Apple Card will come in both a digital and a physical, titanium card form. However, the Apple Card won’t use a traditional 16-digit card…

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Kuo: Apple adopting rear time-of-flight 3D sensors in 2020 iPhones

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new report focused on the 2020 iPhones. The report reiterates that Apple is likely to incorporate time-of-flight sensors into future iPhones, starting in 2020. According to Kuo, two of the new iPhones introduced in 2020 will feature time-of-flight sensors. These sensors could improve photo quality from the iPhone camera, as well as offer new augmented reality features. Digitimes reported this earlier in July, and we explained: A time-of-flight VCSEL is similar to the infrared TrueDepth camera system found in iPhones today on the…

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Apple wants to have its own 5G modem ready by 2021, report says

Apple just announced that it was acquiring Intel’s 5G modem business for $1 billion, with the implication being that the company is working on developing its own wireless modems for the iPhone. A new report, however, suggests that Apple’s timeline for a self-built iPhone modem may be shorter than expected — the company reportedly wants a working modem by 2021. The report, which comes from Reuters, cites a source familiar with the matter, and contradicts previously reported rumors of a 2022 or 2025 release date. It’s also entirely possible that Apple could have…

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Apple Suddenly Confirms Radical iPhone Plans

We already know Apple’s thoroughly leaked iPhone 11 has little to excite users because the company’s big focus is on its radically redesigned 2020 models. And now Apple itself just cranked up the excitement level. Apple iPhone 11 final design shown in Ghostek retail case GHOSTEK In an official statement, Apple has today confirmed a $1BN deal to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business and this will change iPhones dramatically. How do we know? While Apple has dropped hints, Intel was good enough to already tell us everything we needed to know. As reported by Reuters in…

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Apple Loop: New iPhone Leak Confirmed, MacBook Air’s Slow Secret, Popular iPhone Cancelled

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes leaked details of a radical new iPhone screen, who will buy this year’s iPhone, Apple changing its Indian focus, cancelling the cheap iPhone, the slow secret hiding in your MacBook Air, a new angle for Apple podcasts, and the dangers of FaceApp. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my…

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This neat stand turns your Apple Watch into a classic Apple iPod

Accessories company Elago recently its latest product, a neat stand that makes your Apple Watch look like a classic iPod (via 9to5Mac). The W6 stand works with all of Apple’s Watches (Series 1-4), and works with the device’s Nightstand mode. The stand will charge the watch, and can act as a neat, retro alarm clock. You can pick one up in the classic white with gray touch-wheel, or in black with a red one. It also won’t break the bank: it runs for $15 from the company. Elago has done this sort of…

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iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus discontinued in India: Apple to now focus on premium iPhone models

Apple’s iPhone series is considered as an aspirational commodity for a majority of Indians but the Cupertino tech giant has been struggling in pushing enough units. The current generation models, such as the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, come at a high premium which deters many potential buyers from investing in these phones. Most of the times, buyers opt for the older but cheaper models and Apple has been happily pushing out very old iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series models. However, newer Android phones at these…

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