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FBI Disclosed iPhone Vulnerability to Apple on April 14

FBI Disclosed iPhone Vulnerability to Apple on April 14

The FBI has confirmed that it informed Apple of a vulnerability in its iPhone software on April 14. It’s thought to be the first time the bureau has disclosed a flaw to Apple as part of the so-called Vulnerability Equities Process.

Highlights from Apple’s Q2 2016 Earnings

Highlights from Apple’s Q2 2016 Earnings

Apple announced its Q2 2016 earnings, and as expected, the results were a mixed bag. Decline was the buzzword for the day with the strong performances of the Services division offset by a drop in iOS device sales. To find out more about Apple’s quarterly performance, read on for our easy-to-digest summary of the earnings report and subsequent conference call.

New Indian Law States the iPhone Must Provide a ‘Panic Button’ From 2017

New Indian Law States the iPhone Must Provide a ‘Panic Button’ From 2017

India has signed a new law that demands all smartphones, including the iPhone, must provide a “panic button” feature from January 1, 2017. The move will allow users to notify the nearest security agency when they are in trouble.

Apple Patents Hybrid Wired and Wireless Headphones That Don’t Drop Audio

Apple Patents Hybrid Wired and Wireless Headphones That Don’t Drop Audio

Apple has patented a new design for hybrid headphones with wired and wireless connections that won’t drop audio when switching between the two. The headphones could be the perfect accessory for a future iPhone that ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Apple Invents Compact Telephoto Lens System for iPhone That Folds Away

Apple Invents Compact Telephoto Lens System for iPhone That Folds Away

If you want a smartphone with an optical zoom lens, you have to settle for a bulky device with a huge hump in its back. But a new Apple invention for a compact telephoto lens that folds away when not in use could change that for future iPhones.

Apple Reveals the Average iPhone is Unlocked 80 Times a Day

Apple Reveals the Average iPhone is Unlocked 80 Times a Day

iPhone addiction is real. You might not think you use your device a lot, but you might be surprised by how much you check it throughout the day. According to Apple, the average iPhone unlocks their handset 80 times every single day.

Hacker Demonstrates Ability to Snoop on iPhone Calls and Text Messages, Track User Location

Hacker Demonstrates Ability to Snoop on iPhone Calls and Text Messages, Track User Location

Apple takes security and privacy seriously, which gives us peace of mind when we buy a device like the iPhone. But they’re not immune to hacking and snooping. To prove this, German hacker Karsten Nohl demonstrated his ability to snoop on phone calls and text messages during an episode of the CBS show 60 Minutes.

Apple Recovered $40 Million in Gold From Recycled Devices Last Year

Apple Recovered $40 Million in Gold From Recycled Devices Last Year

Apple’s recycling push might not be solely about protecting the environment. It seems used devices can also mean big money, with the company recovering an estimated $40 million worth of gold from recycled iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices.

Huawei Hopes to Outperform Apple in China Within 3 Years

Huawei Hopes to Outperform Apple in China Within 3 Years

Huawei is hoping that it can surpass Apple in the China smartphone market within three years. The company, which is based in China, also hopes to outperform Samsung within five. Its aim for 2016 is to ship 140 million devices worldwide. 

Exploit That Let FBI into Terrorist’s iPhone Unlikely to Be Shared with Apple

Exploit That Let FBI into Terrorist’s iPhone Unlikely to Be Shared with Apple

The iPhone exploit that allowed the FBI to access an iPhone 5c used by terror suspect Syed Farook is unlikely to be shared with Apple, according to a new report. It is thought the flaw was found by a private company that maintains ownership of it.