Apple Stops Signing iOS 15.2 Following the Release of iOS 15.2.1

Apple Stops Signing iOS 15.2 Following the Release of iOS 15.2.1

Following the release of iOS 15.2.1 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 15.2. This means it is no longer possible to downgrade to that version on your iPhone until and unless you have the necessary SHSH blobs saved.

Apple Says iOS 14 Was Never Supposed to Receive Security Updates Forever

Apple Says iOS 14 Was Never Supposed to Receive Security Updates Forever

Earlier this month, we reported that iOS 15 witnessed a slower adoption rate than any other iOS version update. That could be because Apple promised iOS 14 users security updates until they were “ready to upgrade” to iOS 15. Now, Apple claims that the option to stay on iOS 14 was always meant to be temporary.

Supply Chain Rumor Suggests 2022 iPhone SE Will Launch in April-May

Supply Chain Rumor Suggests 2022 iPhone SE Will Launch in April-May

According to Display Supply Chain Analyst Ross Young, Apple’s suppliers will commence production of display panels for the 2022 iPhone SE 3 this month. He expects the device to debut in April or early May this year.

SysJoker Backdoor Malware Has Been Running Undetected on M1 Macs for Several Months

SysJoker Backdoor Malware Has Been Running Undetected on M1 Macs for Several Months

SysJoker, a backdoor malware, was recently uncovered by security firm Intezer. The malware has been quietly targeting macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems over the past few months, undetected by antivirus softwares. Security researcher Patrick Wardle called it the first Mac malware of 2022.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Apple’s Petition against USPTO in Optis Patent Dispute

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Apple’s Petition against USPTO in Optis Patent Dispute

The US Supreme Court has struck down Apple’s challenge against the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed in July 2021. The petition was filed as a part of Apple’s dispute with patent troll Optis Wireless Technology.

Apple Reduces Trade-in Values for Android Devices

Apple Reduces Trade-in Values for Android Devices

Apple has adjusted the trade-in values for several Android smartphones. Besides, Apple’s own devices such as the iPad and Mac also see a fall in trade-in prices. It is customary for the iPhone maker to change trade-in values for devices at regular intervals.

Apple Education Store Adds Mandatory UNiDAYS Verification for Student Discounts

Apple Education Store Adds Mandatory UNiDAYS Verification for Student Discounts

Apple’s education program is seeing a big change with its updated terms and conditions for availing discounts. The iPhone maker has added purchase limits and introduced UNiDAYS verification to its program in the US. These restrictions were already in place in countries such as the UK and India.

Apple Says US Bill that Allows for Sideloading Would Make It ‘Nearly Impossible’ to Protect Consumer Privacy

Apple Says US Bill that Allows for Sideloading Would Make It ‘Nearly Impossible’ to Protect Consumer Privacy

A letter by Apple’s Senior Director of Government Affairs Timothy Powderly sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee says that bills forcing the company to make changes to the App Store would be harmful to consumers.

Apple Releases 4C170 Firmware for AirPods 3

Apple Releases 4C170 Firmware for AirPods 3

Apple has released a new firmware update for the AirPods 3 carrying the build number 4C170. The company last released a firmware for the earbuds in December 2021.

Ookla Finds T-Mobile’s Cellular Internet Twice as Fast as Rivals, Verizon’s Broadband Fastest

Ookla Finds T-Mobile’s Cellular Internet Twice as Fast as Rivals, Verizon’s Broadband Fastest

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, has released its latest report on internet speeds in the US. It notes that T-Mobile’s cellular internet was twice as fast as AT&T and Verizon’s while Verizon’s broadband internet was the fastest.