Serious iPhone Flaw Can Let Others Access Your Device, Data And More

KEY POINTS

  • Apple’s iPhones are some of the best smartphones around
  • Despite this, researchers still discover some flaws
  • One particular flaw can allow remote access to the iPhone and its content

A security researcher discovered a major security flaw that allows people with the know-how, equipment and malicious intent to gain remote access to a nearby iPhone, view all of the data in the device and even steal it – all without the owner knowing.

Noted Google Project Zero research Ian Beer, a known security researcher who works with companies to fix serious flaws, recently published a lengthy blog entry explaining how it is possible for someone to gain access to an iPhone from a safe distance, such as from the other side of the street.

The blog entry, “Project Zero: An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey,” is highly technical in nature and uses jargon that won’t be easy

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Three Major Camera Improvements May be Coming to iPhone 13

The iPhone 12 premiered with an improved camera system, but 2021’s iPhone 13 is predicted to take mobile photography to the next level with three major camera hardware improvements.

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The ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup offered a range of significant camera improvements, with a larger aperture on the wide-angle lens and an improved, seven-element lens assembly, and Sensor-shift optical image stabilization and a deeper telephoto lens on the 12 Pro Max model. There was also a number of computational photography improvements, such as the introduction of Apple ProRAW, Night mode portraits, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision, Night mode Time-lapses, and Night mode and Deep Fusion on the front-facing camera. Next year, the ‌iPhone 13‌ is expected to focus on three main areas of improvement: the Ultra-Wide lens, sensor size, and sensor-shift stabilization.

Ultra-Wide Hardware Improvements

Supply-chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the aperture of the ultra-wide angle lens on

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STRAX: Collaboration with 4ocean to support the development and manufacturing of 4ocean signature iPhone cases | News

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — STRAX is pleased to announce a collaboration with 4ocean, a purpose driven business with the mission to end the ocean plastic crisis and support the development and manufacturing of their new 4ocean Signature iPhone cases made from 4ocean Plastic™. As a part of the development process STRAX supported the material development, testing and optimization for manufacturing, design, and fulfilment of the new 4ocean Signature iPhone Case in the USA. STRAX, an environmentally conscious organization, is concerned by the size of the challenge our oceans face from plastic waste and is happy to be part of the solution by partnering with 4ocean.  Being an expert in the field of mobile accessories STRAX was able to leverage their global R&D resource and market specific knowledge to add value to 4ocean.

“We are very pleased to have been selected as the development partner of 4ocean

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Consumer Group Sues Apple in Belgium and Spain Over iPhone Throttling

An EU consumer advocacy group has filed class-action lawsuits against Apple in both Belgium and Spain for “unfair and misleading commercial practices” related to the iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers.

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Brought by Euroconsumers, which describes itself as the “world’s leading consumer cluster organization,” the suits allege that the system introduced via iOS update in order to preserve battery life amount to “planned obsolescence.”

In a press release on Wednesday, the group stated:

The lawsuits cover owners of ‌iPhone‌ 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus and alleges Apple engaged in unfair and misleading commercial practices. The lawsuits ask for compensation of on average at least 60 euro for each affected consumer in Belgium and Spain.

Apple introduced power management features for older iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns during times of peak power draw on devices with degraded batteries.

These power management features throttle

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Of course this is the most downloaded iPhone app of 2020



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Of course this is the most downloaded iPhone app of 2020

Year after year, the same old social media apps have gotten the top spots on Apple’s annual list of most downloaded apps. But not this year, my friends! 

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Drumroll please. The most downloaded free app of 2020 in the U.S. was…ZOOM Cloud Meetings! Pop that bottle of quarantine isolation champagne, because it’s a truly astronomical rise that shows how different 2020 was from past years thanks to the pandemic. Zoom did not even crack Apple’s chart of the top 20 most downloaded free apps last year.

There were other reshuffles and surprises. The second most downloaded app was TikTok, and the third was newcomer Disney freaking Plus. All anyone wanted to do in 2020 was connect with friends and consume snackable or comforting content.

Apple does not share the number of downloads of

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iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever

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Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access to the entire device—over Wi-Fi, with no user interaction required at all. Oh, and exploits were wormable—meaning radio-proximity exploits could spread from one near-by device to another, once again, with no user interaction needed.

This Wi-Fi packet of death exploit was devised by Ian Beer, a researcher at Project Zero, Google’s vulnerability research arm. In a 30,000-word post published on Tuesday afternoon, Beer described the vulnerability and the proof-of-concept exploit he spent six months developing single handedly. Almost immediately, fellow security researchers took notice.

Beware of dodgy Wi-Fi packets

“This is a fantastic piece of work,” Chris Evans, a semi-retired security researcher and executive and the founder of Project Zero, said in an interview. “It

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Italy Fines Apple $12 Million for Misleading iPhone Water Resistance Claims

Apple has been slapped with a 10 million euro ($12 million) fine by Italy’s antitrust watchdog for unfair commercial practices related to its iPhone marketing in the country.

One of the Apple ads cited in the Italian watchdog’s proceedings (credit: setteBIT)

Specifically, Apple is being charged for misleading claims in promotional messages about how deep and how long iPhones can be submerged in water without being damaged.

In marketing materials related to ‌iPhone‌ 8, ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, iPhone 11, ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple said its iPhones were water resistant at a depth of between one and four meters for up to 30 minutes, depending on the model.

However, according to the country’s competition regulator, the messages did not clarify that the claims are only true under specific conditions, for example during controlled laboratory tests with the use

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Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals: iPhone, MacBook, and iPad Sales

It’s still Sunday, but there are already loads of Apple deals rolling in for Cyber Monday 2020. For the latest discounts on Apple tech from across the web, you can browse by the categories below:

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We’re already seeing a torrent of deals on all sorts of Apple products including AirPods, iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, and more. We’ve rounded up the best available Cyber Monday Apple deals for your convenience, and we’ve also included some pointers for shopping these holiday sales to make your shopping experience as streamlined as possible.

Cyber Monday iPhone deals

The newest iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are the best iPhones on the market currently, That said, the best Cyber Monday iPhone deals will be on the iPhone 11 and iPhone XS. The iPhone 11 Pro editions feature three camera lenses and a powerful A13 Bionic Processor. They’re slightly smaller than

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AirPods Pro, iPad Pro, iPhone 12, New MacBook Early Deals

Apple Black Friday sales are over, but we are only at half time because the first Cyber Monday AirPods, iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple Watch deals are already live. So if you thought you had missed out don’t worry, these are the sales you need to know about. Tip: this article is regularly updated, so bookmark it. (11/29 updated)

Note: Apple’s Black Friday deals will continue throughout Cyber Monday. They are all gift card-based with a $50 gift card offered on full price iPhone SE, iPhone 11 and iPhone XR models. A $25 gift card on the Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods and a $150 gift card on “eligible” MacBook Pro and iMac models. The best deals are gift cards of up to $100 on the iPad Pro / iPad Mini and

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Black Friday 2020: best iPhone deals offer free phones, cash discounts on the new iPhone 12

Apple has released its strongest iPhone lineup yet, and retailers are making it easy to get the new models with deals, bundles, and discounts during Black Friday. Check out the latest free phone offers and special incentives on the new iPhone 12, along with the budget-friendly iPhone SE.

Black Friday iPhone deals at wireless carriers

The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are here, and wireless carriers are hoping to entice you into switching to their service with competitive deals. Many of the offers require new service, new lines, or trading in an old phone, so check the specific terms and conditions pertaining to each offer, but it’s a great way to save on a wide assortment of iPhones when bundled with service.

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Verizon’s Black Friday sales include a free iPhone SE promotion via bill credits, along with 50%

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