A federal judge has agreed to vacate a hearing scheduled for tomorrow between the Department of Justice and Apple over unlocking an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. The DoJ requested the hearing be vacated, after it says an outside party has come forward with a method of unlocking the device that doesn’t require any cooperation from Apple.
Apple today announced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The device, which starts at $599 for a 32GB model, weighs in at less than a pound, and boasts an A9X chip, a 12-megapixel back-facing camera with True Tone Flash with the ability to shoot 4K video at 30fps, and four-speaker stereo sound.
Apple on Monday announced their new 4-inch iPhone SE handset. The new iPhone boasts the same A9 chip as the flagship iPhone 6s, offering double the performance of the iPhone 5s, the handset it replaces.
The final stage is set for Samsung’s appeal of a lower court decision that saw the South Korean firm ordered to pay $548 million to Apple as a result of their nearly five-year-old patent infringement trial.
Apple will hold their “Let Us Loop You In” media event later today, March 21. While new, ground-breaking devices such as last year’s Apple Watch are not likely be announced, there should be something of interest to iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users.
As is normal before big Apple media events, The online Apple store is offline this morning, with just hours to go before the big “Let Us Loop You In” event is scheduled to kickoff. Apple’s event starts at 10AM Pacific/ 1PM Eastern time.
A report from Thursday indicates that some high-level Apple employees would rather walk away form their jobs rather than comply with a court order forcing them to create a new “backdoor-handy” version of iOS for use by the FBI in its investigation into the San Bernardino tragedy.
Apple may need to look for another Wi-Fi chip supplier, as Apple supplier Broadcom is reportedly planning to phase out its Wi-Fi chip business in an effort to streamline its workforce and product lines.
Comedian John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight,” adds a humorous spin to the encryption backdoor battle between Apple and the FBI. His ‘coverage’ includes a video about the debate, done in the style of the iPhone 6s ads.
United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday appeared on an episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and discussed the legal fight between the U.S. government and Apple over an iPhone used by San bernardino terrorist Syed Farook.