According to a number of reports from users from different countries, setting the date to January 1st, 1970 can permanently brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 or higher. The bug in the mobile operating system makes it possible to turn the device with Apple’s A7, A8, A8X, A9, and A9X processor into a completely useless thing.
Below you can take a look at the video showing the bug.
According to the latest report shared by a research firm Parks Associates, Apple’s iPhone still dominates the U.S. smartphone market, however, Samsung is catching up.
According to the latest report from ETNews, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has become a sole manufacturer of the processor for the upcoming iPhone 7 that is expected to be released this fall. The company will reportedly be using the 10-nanometer manufacturing process and this has become the main reason for Apple to choose the Taiwanese manufacturer, not Samsung.
According to the latest job posting that can be found on Apple’s official website, the company is looking for a new software engineer capable of creating new watch faces for the Apple Watch. Apple plans to hire to someone with at least 3 years of experience in the required field.
According to the latest report from BusinessInsider, hackers are offering Apple employees in Ireland huge sums of money for their Apple ID credentials. One of the employees, who asked not to be publicly identified revealed that he was offered thousands of euros for his Apple ID email address and password. Moreover, looks like he’s not alone.
Aside from making iOS 9.3 Beta 3 available for developers, Apple has also seeded the third pre-release OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 version. The first OS X 10.11.4 beta was released on January 11th, so the developers have been testing the operating system for nearly a month now. According to Apple, the latest beta is a minor update that contains bug fixes and a number of other enhancements.
Apple has just seeded the third iOS 9.3 beta to developers for testing. This is probably the last but one build for developers released until the alleged debut of iOS 9.3 in March alongside the new 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch. The list of improvements and enhancements includes bug fixes and refinements to the features added in previous betas. These features include the Night Shift mode, secure Notes, updated News and CarPlay. iOS 9.3 Beta 2 brought a separate Control Center toggle for Night Shift, which is present in the third beta, so looks like the change is permanent.
Apple has recently launched its streaming music service called Apple Music as well as the Beats 1 radio in Taiwan. The launch took place nearly a week after the debut of the service in Turkey.
The Taiwanese customers can use Apple Music for three months for free. Once the trial ends, they will have to pay about $4.50 USD each month. The family plan is a bit more expensive.
According to the latest report from an anonymous insider, India is planning to give Apple an approval to open an Apple Store on its territory. The report has been recently republished by Bloomberg, so looks like it’s legitimate and trustworthy.
According to the latest report shared by Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian, accessing Facebook from the Safari browser instead of the dedicated application can increase the battery life of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus by up to 15%. Such conclusion is based on the research and testing of the Facebook app performed by the reporter.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s upcoming media event scheduled for March 15th as well as with the 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch that are expected to be unveiled at this event. There are also several posts connected with the iPhone 7 and its tech specs as well as with the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 Beta.
Contrary to the latest rumors suggesting that the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5SE will come in three colors, namely, in Silver, Space Gray, and Pink, a new report from 9to5Mac reporters indicates that the handset will be released in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold colors. These colors will match the look of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s lineup, so looks like the information is trustworthy.
Apple has recently launched a new repair program aimed at fixing the issues with graphics cards on some late-2013 Mac Pro models manufactured between February 8th, 2015 and April 11th, 2015. According to reliable sources, the defective graphics cards can cause various problems including distorted video, freezes, restarts, system instability and more. It is very unlikely that the company will announce the repair program publicly, however, it may contact its customers directly via email.
According to the latest report from Macotakara reporters, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5SE will come in three colors, namely, Silver, Space Gray, and Pink. Moreover, sources add, the Pink color will be closer to the shade of the iPad nano 7G and iPod touch 6G, but not to the Rose Gold color of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.