Tag Archives: iPhone

Apple Unveils ‘Trade Up With Installments’ Programme for iPhone

Apple is making it cheaper for users to purchase a new iPhone. The Cupertino-based company has announced a new trade-in program to allow users to turn in their old iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone handset and get a new iPhone model for as low as $12.45 (roughly Rs. 850) a month. Called Trade Up With Installments, the programme allows users ... Read More »

iPhone 5se to Sport Apple A9 SoC; iPad Air 3 to Sport Apple A9X: Report

Apple, as rumoured back in December last year, is now once again tipped to include the A9 SoC in its upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se smartphone. The report also talks about the SoC on the unannounced iPad Air 3. In a report, Bloomberg adds that the Cupertino-based firm intends to launch the 4-inch iPhone 5se and the updated iPad (likely the ... Read More »

iPhone 5se to Sport Apple A9 SoC; iPad Air 3 to Sport Apple A9X: Report

Apple, as rumoured back in December last year, is now once again tipped to include the A9 SoC in its upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se smartphone. The report also talks about the SoC on the unannounced iPad Air 3. In a report, Bloomberg adds that the Cupertino-based firm intends to launch the 4-inch iPhone 5se and the updated iPad (likely the ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Releases Fix for Bricked Devices, Apologises to Users

Apple on Thursday said that it will be fixing the iPhone smartphones that got bricked due to ‘Error 53’, caused by failing a security check during an iOS update/ restore after the replacement of Touch ID-related components by an unauthorised third party. The Cupertino-based company apologised for rendering a number of iPhone 6 and newer handsets useless after detecting an ... Read More »

Apple’s Risky Bet on Protecting a Terrorist’s iPhone

Johnny Hockin was unsure how he felt about Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s very public rebuke Wednesday of the federal government’s demand for help unlocking an iPhone left behind by an assailant in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Hockin, 32, owns an iPhone. But he is not a technologist or privacy advocate. He is a film producer living ... Read More »

Why Even the FBI Can’t Hack the iPhone

There may be secrets on the iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooters, but the FBI apparently can’t unlock them. The same security system that thwarts your drunk friend (or your cat) from getting into your texts is safeguarding the data of this terrorist duo. You can’t just take a stab at guessing someone’s iPhone passcode. After five wrong ... Read More »

Apple Could Bypass iPhone Security, Experts Say – But Won’t

Faced with a federal judge’s order to help investigators break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, Apple may well argue that the request places an unreasonable burden on the company. In fact, experts say that complying with the government’s request wouldn’t be particularly challenging for Apple. But doing so might set a dangerous precedent ... Read More »

Apple Being Asked for Access to Just One iPhone, Says White House

The court ruling ordering Apple to help unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers represents just one case, the White House said on Wednesday, emphasizing that the US Department of Justice is asking the tech giant for access to a single device. In a briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest deferred to the Justice ... Read More »

Apple Resisting Magistrate Order to Share iPhone Information

Apple has rejected a judge’s order to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, warning it was “too dangerous” to create such a backdoor to the smartphones. US magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple on Tuesday to provide “reasonable technical assistance” to the FBI, including disabling an auto-erase feature after too many ... Read More »

More Details About iPhone 7, iPhone 5se Emerge

A new report claims that Apple for the first time is opting for EMI (electromagnetic interference) shield technology to be used on a variety of its chips on the upcoming iPhone 7. Additionally, a Taiwan-based website reports that Wistron along with Foxconn will be the primary suppliers of Apple’s long-rumoured iPhone 5se. Apple is said to be using EMI (electromagnetic ... Read More »