According to AllThingsD, Apple today confirmed that a number of Apple employees’ Macs were compromised by the same Chinese hackers, who recently targeted Facebook employees. The malware infected the computers through a vulnerability in a Java plug-in, which Apple has recently blocked due to security vulnerabilities. in statement to AllThingsD, Apple said:
A new job posting from Apple looking for Apple TV experienced software engineer may suggests the company is indeed preparing to increase in presence in the living room. The job listing has revealed that Apple is seeking someone to lead the engineering team working on new features for the next Apple TV. It's interesting that earlier Apple referred to the Apple TV project as a hobby, but now the job posting describes it as a “high priority project.”
Today US patent and trademarkofficepublished a new Apple’s patent application describing methods that would enable an iPhone to take and buffer several photos before the shutter release is pressed and then automatically choose the best one.
According to Reuters, today shares of German television set manufacturer Loewe increased by 43% as rumors of an acquisition by Apple surfaced. A trader said that Apple is supposedly looking to pay 4 euros a share for Loewe, but Loewe’s spokesman claimed the company was not aware of any offer from Apple.
Citing "channel checks", аnalyst Peter Misek from Jeffries today said in a research note that Apple seems to be preparing to introduce Developer Tools for TV at a special event next month. Misek believes the company might begin setting the stage for the rumored television set by releasing developer tools that reportedly would also allow third parties to create apps for the current Apple TV set-top box.
According to analysis by Asymco of Apple’s revenue breakdowns, Apple received more money from accessories and iTunessales than all other companies, except for Samsung, received from phone sales over the last quarter.
The Evad3rs have released Evasi0n 1.3, an update to the jailbreak utility that brings support for the new iOS 6.1.1iPhone 4Sfirmware. Additionally, the team notes that OS X 10.5 should be fully supported now and the linux glibc requirement has been lowered to 2.3.
Today analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital issued a note to clients (via Forbes) providing his expectations for much-rumored cheaper iPhone. According to White, Apple can release the low-cost iPhone as early as June and the device will be called “iPhone Air” or “iPhone mini”. He also expects that the contract-free model will cost from $250 to $300, which would allow the device to compete with high-end smartphones priced below $320 from China-based Xiaomi. He also noted: