A new report once again claims that Apple is testing OLED panels from Chinese display supplier BOE for future iPhones.
Security researchers from Check Point software have found a major flaw in SQLite which puts every service and device that relies on it at risk. This means that apart from popular services like Dropbox, Firefox, etc., al 1.4 billion iOS devices out there are also at risk.
Apple has activated a dormant software lock on its iPhones that discourages users to get the battery of their iPhone replaced from third-party sources.
The latest report from OpenSignal claims that Samsung smartphone owners experienced faster download speeds than iPhone and Huawei smartphone owners in 35% of the 40 countries analyzed. In comparison, iPhone users experienced faster download speeds in just 17.5% of the markets.
Apple will seemingly be providing security researchers with ‘jailbroken’ iPhones so that they are able to easily find more vulnerabilities in iOS. As per Forbes, Apple will be making this announcement at the Black Hat security conference scheduled to be held from later this week (August 3-8, 2019).
A security flaw has been discovered in AirDrop that allows a person with a laptop and scanning software to get your phone number. A report published earlier this week by Hexway claims that it is possible to extract an iPhone’s battery status, Wi-Fi status, device name, OS version, and even the phone number if Bluetooth is enabled on it.
With Apple announcing its Q2 2019 earnings, analytics firm Strategy Analytics is out with its own report on Apple’s performance. The firm claims that iPhone shipments declined by 8% YoY in Q2 2019.
With iOS 11, Apple added an Emergency SOS feature to iPhones which could be activated by long-pressing the side button and volume button. With the Apple Watch Series 4, a call to the emergency services is automatically made if the wearable detects a fall. While the ability to quickly call emergency services is a useful addition, the feature has led to an increase in the number of unintentional calls to them.
Apple has expanded its privacy campaign to Germany where it has put up billboards with some witty lines related to privacy and highlighting just how secure an iPhone is. This is a continuation of Apple’s marketing campaign which it started by putting up a “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone” billboard outside the Las Vegas Convention Center where CES 2019 took place.
For the second half of 2019, Apple’s suppliers are looking to produce components for 75 million iPhones. Apple is expected to have sold anywhere around 70 million to 80 million iPhones in H2 2018. Thus, the company is looking to produce a similar number of iPhones this year signaling a stable demand for its phones.