Tag: iPhones


Trump Slams Apple for Refusing to Unlock Suspected Shooter’s iPhones

January 15, 2020

Via: Threat Post

President Donald Trump has weighed in on Apple’s decision not to help the FBI unlock iPhones of the suspect in a shooting in Florida, slamming the company in a Tweet that demands Apple “step up to the plate and help […]

Policy, State & Local

San Francisco tweaks facial recognition ban that made it illegal for city employees to use iPhones

December 24, 2019

Via: TechSpot

While San Francisco may have been the first US city to place a blanket ban on facial recognition, it’s also the first to have learned that it isn’t the best of ideas. The city’s Board of Supervisors wanted to ensure […]

Cybersecurity, Tech

iPhones and iPads finally get key-based protection against account takeovers

December 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

For the past couple of years, iPhone and iPad users have been relegated to second-class citizenship when it comes to a cross-industry protocol that promises to bring effective multi-factor authentication to the masses. While Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux users […]


What the newly released Checkra1n jailbreak means for iDevice security

November 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

It has been a week since the release of Checkra1n, the world’s first jailbreak for devices running Apple’s iOS 13. Because jailbreaks are so powerful and by definition disable a host of protections built into the OS, many people have […]


iOS vulnerability that let you jailbreak your iPhone is once again dead

August 27, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The iOS vulnerability that made it possible for users and hackers to jailbreak fully up-to-date iPhones and iPads is no more, following an update Apple released on Monday that patches the highly unusual bug. The security advisory accompanying the release […]


More Android Users Are Buying New iPhones, Study Shows

December 26, 2018

Via: Fortune

Apple’s newest slate of iPhones are helping the company attract more Android users, according to a new study. In a survey of U.S. Apple customers who purchased an iPhone after Apple released the iPhone XR on October 26, 16% of […]


China court grants Qualcomm injunction against Apple, banning sale of some iPhones

December 10, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

A court in China has granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple. The court has banned the import and sale of nearly all iPhone models in China, according to a statement Monday from Qualcomm. Apple is already disputing the scope of […]


A host of new security enhancements is coming to iOS and macOS

June 5, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple on Monday previewed a variety of security and privacy features it plans to add to macOS and iOS operating systems, including encrypted Facetime group calls, password-management tools, and camera and microphone protections. The company also released a beta version […]


Apple Is on Track to Sell Nearly a Quarter-Billion iPhones This Year

September 12, 2017

Via: Fortune

Apple is getting close to a major iPhone sales milestone—and it might have the rumored iPhone 8 and iPhone X to thank for that. By the end of the year, Apple could sell 227.5 million iPhone units worldwide, putting the […]


Apple iPhones Are About to Get a Lot More Useful

August 11, 2017

Via: Fortune

An upgrade to Apple’s mobile iOS operating system due this fall will enable iPhones to use the technology underlying the Apple Pay wireless payment system for more tasks. Users of newer iPhone models, for example, may be able to use […]


Web of tax breaks and subsidies keeps iPhone production in China

December 30, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple sells iPhones all over the world, but it builds them in China with the help of manufacturing companies like Foxconn and Pegatron. A particular Foxconn facility in the city of Zhengzhou, China, is the subject of a lengthy report […]


Snowden designs device to warn when an iPhone is ratting out users

July 22, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Mobile devices have without a doubt brought convenience to the masses, but that benefit comes at a high price for journalists, activists, and human rights workers who work in war-torn regions or other high-risk environments. Now, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden […]