Mobile security firm Lacoon has discovered an advanced iOS trojan in China that affects jailbroken devices and is allegedly linked to similar Android spyware already being broadly distributed in Hong Kong through a link shared via cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp.
Following the news that Apple has gained regulatory approval on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, the Cupertino-based company announced on Tuesday that the two smartphones will launch in the world’s most populous country on Friday, October 17. Apple will begin accepting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders in China on Friday, October 10.
If you have even an ounce of common sense, you probably don’t need to be told this: please don’t bend the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores. Over the weekend, that’s exactly what a pair of British teenagers named Kylie and Danny did at an Apple Store in the United Kingdom. Even worse, they decided to make a video of the bending.
Almost simultaneously with a new video surfacing in which Unbox Therapy performed a bending test of the iPhone 6 Plus uncut on video in downtown Toronto, Canada to prove that it was not faked, Consumer Reports is out with its own video that finds the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to be less bendable than has been portrayed by the media.
The trending topic this week surrounding the iPhone 6 has certainly revolved around reports that it is prone to bending, with the situation becoming informally known as Bendgate on Twitter and even in mainstream media. The controversy was kickstarted by an iPhone 6 Plus bending video by Unbox Therapy that was later called out for inaccuracies.
Apple has long touted its passion for music, a point that it stressed when it acquired Beats Electronics earlier this year and brought music pioneers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on board. Yet, a new report confirms that — perhaps surprisingly — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not currently have support for high-res or HD audio playback.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could be the most sensor-laden smartphones that Apple has ever released, based on a new teardown that reveals two accelerometers found inside both devices. According to Chipworks, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have a three-axis Bosch BMA280 accelerometer and what the company believes is a MPU-6700 six-axis accelerometer from InvenSense.
It has not been the greatest month for Apple in the media. September kicked off on a low note with a massive celebrity photo leak attributed to iCloud, and things haven’t got much better in recent weeks with iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate”, the botched iOS 8.0.1 software update, a last-minute HealthKit bug and “Bash” security flaw affecting OS X users.