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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se that is expected to be announced at a media event on March 15th and the full-size iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will be launched in the fall. There’re also some posts related to the bugs found in iOS, the launch of Apple Pay in China and several other topics.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, February 21st, 2016. 15:19

Apple Aware of Recent Date Bug, Promises to Fix It With Update



Apple has publicly acknowledged the existence of a bug that may brick the iPhone or any other iOS device when the date is set to January 1st, 1970. According to a dedicated Apple Support document released on February 15th, changing the date may prevent the device from booting on the next startup.


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Monday, February 15th, 2016. 18:55

Changing Date to January 1st, 1970 Bricks iOS Devices [Video]



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.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, February 12th, 2016. 16:19

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Beta 3 to Developers



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.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. 11:47

Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Beta 3 to Developers for Testing



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.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. 11:32

Apple Admits Third-Party Repairs Can Brick iPhone 6 Units



Earlier this year, iPhone 6 users have begun complaining about a rather strange problem. According to the most recent complaints, the iPhone 6 units with Touch ID home buttons repaired by third-party companies can become unresponsive or broken for good after the software update. A number of users have seen the ‘error 53’ immediately after the update to a newer iOS version. One of such users was a Guardian freelance photographer.


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Friday, February 5th, 2016. 20:29

Developer Demonstrates Untethered Jailbreak of iOS 9.2, 9.2.1 and 9.3 Beta [Video]



A well-known iOS developer Luca Todesco has successfully jailbroken several versions of Apple’s iOS. As can be seen in the video below, Todesco hacked the iPhone running iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 Beta. Earlier this year, Todesco shared a screenshot proving the jailbreak of iOS 9.2.1 was already ready.


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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. 11:46

iOS and OS X Users Report About Problems with Safari



A wide number of users on Apple Support Communities forum are reporting about the issues with Safari address bar and the browser in general. The problem affects both iOS and OS X users and seems to be restricted to devices running iOS 9.2.1 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 released a couple of days ago. Apple hasn’t yet commented on the issue or released a fix for the problem, but there’s one workaround that helps most users.


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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016. 16:58

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 to Users Worldwide



Aside from making iOS 9.2.1 available for download all over the world, Apple has recently publicly released OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. The latest update contains a number of stability and security enhancements as well as some bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable and efficient. Just like iOS 9.2.1, OS X 10.11.3 is recommended for all users of compatible Mac computers.


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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 17:12

Apple Releases iOS 9.2.1 with Minor Fixes to Users Worldwide



Apple has recently released iOS 9.2.1 to users worldwide. The release comes after several weeks of testing performed by registered developers. The latest update contains a number of minor bug fixes and security enhancements, so it is recommended for all users to download and install iOS 9.2.1 on their compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units.


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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 15:54

Apple Accused of Slowing Down iPhone 4s with iOS 9 on Purpose



Apple has been recently accused of “deceptive trade practices and false advertising’ for not warning people that iOS 9 may noticeably slow down their iPhone 4s units. Plaintiff Chaim Lerman believes that since the update, the phone has become much slower and prevented him and other users from normal everyday usage.


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Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 15:43

Apple Releases iOS 9.2.1 Beta with Fix for Incomplete App Installation Process



Following the public release of iOS 9.2 last week, Apple has recently seeded the first iOS 9.2.1 beta to developers for testing. The next minor update reportedly contains a number of bug fixes and security enhancements.


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Thursday, December 17th, 2015. 12:26

Apple Releases iTunes 12.3.2 with Apple Music Improvements to Users Worldwide



Following the release of iOS 9.2 and OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan to users worldwide earlier this week, Apple on Friday made iTunes 12.3.2 available for download. The updated version of the application contains a number of bug fixes as well as some Apple Music improvements. In particular, those who like listening to classical music can now search for favourite performers, songs or composers much faster and easier.


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Saturday, December 12th, 2015. 20:28

iOS 9.2 Should Permanently Fix Unresponsive iPad Pro Issues - Apple



As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple on Tuesday officially released iOS 9.2 to users worldwide. The latest update features a number of important bug fixes and improvements for Safari, Mail and Apple Music and is available for all users of compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units. One can upgrade to iOS 9.2 either through iTunes for Mac or Windows, or use the OTA update, which should be available through the Settings app.

Apart from the enhancements mentioned in our previous post, it turns out that Apple has also fixed the issue causing iPad Pro unresponsiveness after charging. Previously, a special support page suggested that the company was investigating the issue, while now that same page indicates that “updating your iPad Pro to iOS 9.2 or later” should fix everything.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, December 10th, 2015. 15:35

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 to Users Worldwide



Aside from releasing iOS 9.2 to users worldwide, Apple has also made OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 available for download. The latest update includes a number of important bug fixes and performance improvements and thus is recommended for all existing OS X El Capitan users.


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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015. 18:25