Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.2.1 — its last iOS 9.2 update — preventing users from downgrading from iOS 9.3 and above. The move comes less than three weeks after Apple made its first iOS 9.3 update available to the public.
Day One 2.0, a popular journaling app for iOS, is currently available as a free download through the Apple Store app. The app is listed at $4.99 on the iOS App Store.
A password-stealing Instagram app that was pulled from the App Store last November has returned under new names. InstaAgent by Turker Bayram is now being offered as “Who Cares With Me – InstaDetector” and “InstaCare – Who Cares With Me” — both of which are just as malicious as the original.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have discovered a bug in iOS that could allow hackers to bypass Apple’s encryption. The flaw has the potential to expose photos, messages, and other personal data stored on iOS devices, but Apple has already promised a fix.
A German court has ruled against Apple in a video streaming patent case with OpenTV. “The claim is predominantly valid and well-founded,” the court said, before stating Apple cannot sell products that make use of the infringing streaming software in Germany.
Apple is working to strengthen iCloud encryption amid its battle with the FBI over an iPhone backdoor. As things stand, the Cupertino company has access to the data backed up to iCloud, and can hand it over in cases like those over the iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter — but now it wants to change that.
iOS 9’s adoption figure has risen again ahead of the public rollout of iOS 9.3, with 79 percent of compatible devices now running a version of Apple’s latest software. That figure is expected to rise again next week when Apple rolls out new features like Night Shift mode.
A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts which allowed personal photos and videos to be published online. Ryan Collins faces up to five years in prison for the hack, which was often referred to as “The Fappening” and “Celebgate.”
Apple has published its guidelines for News app ads that will soon start appearing in content feeds alongside articles from your favorite sources. There are six different banners advertisers can choose from plus a pre-roll video option.