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Security firm discovers advanced Chinese iOS trojan targeting jailbroken devices

Security firm discovers advanced Chinese iOS trojan targeting jailbroken devices

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. 

iPhone 5c was best-selling smartphone in United Kingdom before iPhone 6 launched

iPhone 5c was best-selling smartphone in United Kingdom before iPhone 6 launched

While the narrative surrounding the mid-tier iPhone 5c often revolves around how the device has seen poor sales since it was released last year, a new study finds that the colorful handset was actually the best-selling smartphone in the United Kingdom prior to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in China on October 17, pre-orders begin October 10

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in China on October 17, pre-orders begin October 10

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.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get regulatory approval in China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get regulatory approval in China

Apple has just received a license from the Chinese regulator for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to Reuters. Apple had to delay the launch of the new iPhones in China due to the regulatory issues.

People take bend test to the next level by bending iPhone 6 Plus in Apple Store

People take bend test to the next level by bending iPhone 6 Plus in Apple Store

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.

Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 Plus less bendable than perceived

Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 Plus less bendable than perceived

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.

iPhone 6 Plus undergoes another bend test to prove it wasn’t faked

iPhone 6 Plus undergoes another bend test to prove it wasn’t faked

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.

iPhone 6 is not currently capable of HD audio playback

iPhone 6 is not currently capable of HD audio playback

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. 

Teardown reveals iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have two accelerometers for improved user experience

Teardown reveals iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have two accelerometers for improved user experience

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.

Apple predicted to sell nearly 200 million iPhones and 12 million Apple Watches in 2015

Apple predicted to sell nearly 200 million iPhones and 12 million Apple Watches in 2015

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.