The Financial Times reports the European Commission will accuse Ireland of providing illegal state aid to Apple via “illegal tax deals” for more than two decades.
Apple took a few jabs from the Internet this week over the “bendability” of the iPhone 6 Plus. Even though Consumer Reports finally weighed in by showing that the new “HUGE!” iPhone was just as durable as competitor’s handsets, that didn’t stop competitors – and even brewers and candy bar makers – from taking a jab or two.
Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.
FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that he is “very concerned” that the latest attempts by Apple and Google to lock down their mobile operating systems limits the ability of the government to ensure national security.
Apple’s recent iOS 8.0.1 FUBAR and the 2012 Apple Maps mess reportedly have something in common: the same mid-level manager, who was in charge of overseeing both projects. The Peter Principle is alive and well in corporate America.
The FUBAR’ed public launch of iOS 8.0.1 was supposed to enable the release of HealthKit connected apps in Apple’s App Store. Now that Apple has finally gotten it right with iOS 8.0.2, we’re seeing the first of the HealthKit-enabled apps beginning to show up.
Friday saw the rollout of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to 22 new countries. The devices debuted in the United States and nine other countries on September 19th.
In addition to releasing a statement in response to reports about the iPhone 6 Plus reportedly bending in users’ pockets, Apple also invited reporters from CNBC and The Verge to its testing facility for a demonstration of the machines used to test the durability of its handsets.
Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 to address the issues that arose in yesterday’s 8.0.1 update on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. The new release includes all of the fixes from 8.0.1, as well as fixing the cellular connection and Touch ID issues on Apple’s newest handsets.
The Mac mini has long appeared to be Apple’s “redheaded step-child,” as it has been almost two years since the little computer that could has seen any kind of update. Now a new report says the Mac mini may finally get some update love come October.
Refurbished models of Apple’s 2013 made-in-America Mac Pro computers are now available in the online Apple Store. Prices range from $2,549 for a base model, all the way up to $7,479 for a top-of-the-line model.
Apple has finally commented on the iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate” issues concerning iPhone 6 Plus handsets allegedly bending while in users’ pockets, saying the new handsets both include steel/titanium inserts to reinforce stress locations and that they use the “strongest glass in the industry.”
Do you have a bent iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? It’s just possible that Apple MIGHT replace it for you. TNW spoke to an Apple support representative via chat to find out the details. When TNW asked the rep if…
Red Hat security researchers have discovered a new security exploit in the common “Bash” command shell found in Linux and OS X. The flaw can be used to deploy malicious code with very little effort on the bad guy’s part.
Apple knew about a brute force security vulnerability in their iCloud service six month before it was used to hack numerous celebrities’ accounts on the service. The company’s security team had been notified of the flaw in emails from independent security researcher Ibrahim Balic.
Apple released iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, which disabled cellular services and Touch ID on many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Apple is working on a fix, and says it will be ready “in the next few days.” Meanwhile Apple instructs affected users to reinstall iOS 8 until a fix is ready.