Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to a Chinese citizen who advertised selling stolen iPhone prototypes on social media. It is quite common for resellers in China to get their hands on stolen iPhone prototypes through Foxconn and Apple employees and then sell them for a premium to collectors.
Apple has so far been somewhat immune to the ongoing semiconductor shortage that has seen almost all other smartphone OEMs struggle. However, the company now expects supply constraints to affect the iPhone and iPad starting from the third quarter of 2021.
Apple today reported $81.4 billion in revenue for fiscal Q3 2021, covering the period between April 1 and June 26, 2021. Along with the revenue, Apple also posted a profit of $21.7 billion for Q3 2021 and earnings-per-share of $1.30. Q3 revenue for Apple is up by 36% year-on-year.
A part of Apple’s repair work is done in house, while the rest is usually outsourced to third-party providers. CSAT solution is one such third party provider based out of Houston, Texas. A new report by Business Insider highlights the inhumane condition inside the Houston facility and calls it a “sweatshop.” Investigations revealed a 13-hour workday, hostile working conditions and air conditioning that seldom works.
Apple has put its case forward to the Australian Parliamentary Committee on why it only provides banks and other financial institutions with access to NFC on iPhones via Apple Pay.
Apple has updated its support document to warn customers against disinfecting their MacBooks, iPhones, and other Apple products using cleaning agents containing hydrogen peroxide.
Apple has delayed the return of its employees to office from September to at least until October following the rising cases of Covid across the world. Apple has become the first tech giant in the US to delay the return of its employees to office.
Apple’s stringent stance against remote work is not going down well with its employees. The company wants its employees to return to the office at least three days a week starting early September. The decision has led many employees to consider quitting the company if it does not change its stance.
Apple has always been quick to patch all zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS to keep the platform safe and secure. However, Russian state hackers behind the SolarWinds hack managed to use an iOS zero-day exploit last year to run a malicious LinkedIn email campaign in a bid to steal the login credentials of Western European governments.
Multiple rumors have claimed that iPhone 13 series will feature a smaller notch. Apple reporter Mark Gurman has now corroborated this in his latest Bloomberg report. Interestingly, Gurman also claims that Apple will further reduce the size of the notch on the 2022 iPhones.