An anonymous user reportedly posted top secret iPhone source code on GitHub in what is being called the “Biggest Leak In History.” The source code was for a core component of iOS called “iBoot,” it’s what’s responsible for ensuring a trusted boot of the operating system. It’s the program that essentially loads iOS, the first process that runs when an iOS device is powered own.
Some people might think of backups as a necessity where in the event something goes wrong, you can restore your files. However the thing is, unless your backup is secure, hackers or thieves could try and access your backup files to steal sensitive information. For example your backups might include login information for your websites, or private photos, or secret projects.
It was just recently that the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak was released, but it seems that Apple has since managed to patch it in their latest iOS update, iOS 9.3.4. The company has made the update available to iOS users and we reckon it might be worth updating to as it will address an important security flaw in iOS.
Early last month, we reported that the iOS 9.3.2 for some reason had ended up bricking some iPad Pro tablets. Note that this only seemed to affect iPad Pro tablets, and that the vast majority of the other iPad models went unaffected. Now for those of you with bricked tablets who have yet to resolve the issue, Apple is here to help.
Security on smartphones is a good thing, which is why we have features like two-factor authentication, fingerprint scanners, iris scanners, encryption, and so on. However we reckon that there might be a point where too much security could end up being a bit of a nuisance as it could eventually lead to inefficiency.
It seems that these days, Apple is having a hard time pushing out an update that doesn’t cause problems for its users. For example the company’s previous OS X 10.11.4 update resulted in many MacBook owners reporting system-wide freezes, and now following the iOS 9.3.2 update, it seems that some iPad Pro owners are reporting the bricking of their devices.
Come this June, Apple’s annual WWDC will be taking place which means that there is a very good chance that we will learn more about Apple’s next major iOS update: iOS 10. Unfortunately the details about iOS 10 remain scarce at the moment, which we have to wonder if maybe it is because it isn’t as major as an update compared to iOS 7.
Is iOS 9 growing as fast as it could? From what we can tell from previous figures, it is hard to beat out iOS 7’s adoption rate, but it certainly looks a lot better than iOS 8. That being said, last we checked back in February, iOS 9’s adoption was at 77% for all iOS devices. Now that we are in April, those numbers have increased a bit since.
Several days ago, Apple released the iOS 9.3.1 update. This update fixed one of the annoying issues with iOS 9.3, which was that it finally got links to work properly again. Unfortunately it seems that fixing one problem has led to a new problem being discovered, and this time the problem is more worrying than annoying.
When it comes to computers used in the office, more often than not there are restrictions placed on it, like how there are certain files you cannot delete and how certain settings are off-limits unless you are the office’s IT admin. This is done to prevent employees from making changes to the computers which could compromise its security.
Earlier this month we reported that 64-bit iPhones were affected by a weird bug in which if you set the date to the 1st of January, 1970, it will cause the phone to brick. The only way to fix it is to either send it back to Apple, or disconnect and reconnect the battery by yourself, a move that we reckon might be a tad risky.
Last month we reported that the latest version of iOS, iOS 9, was sitting at an adoption rate of 75%. This is very impressive especially when you consider that competing platforms like Windows 10 Mobile and Android have yet to have their latest update make their way to the majority of their devices.
Registered developers have received iOS 9.3 beta 3 for testing. The beta firmware brings several new features that will make their way into the public release later this year. There are new 3D Touch shortcuts, Notes secured with Touch ID as well as a new Night Shift mode for blue light reduction. Verizon Wi-Fi calling is included as well.
A couple of days ago, Apple released iOS 9.2.1. The update seemed to just be a bug fix and did not really introduce anything new. Now for those of you still using older iPhones, you might loathe the idea of updating because from what we have seen, updating just seems to make your phone even slower.