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Group of Hackers Steals Apple's "User Data"...or Not?





A group of hackers called The 1775 Sec has reportedly caused a breach of Apple database. The cybercriminals claim they’ve stolen some user information and posted it to the Web. While some of the users’ profiles and phone numbers seem to be legitimate, many of them are currently out of service, suggesting that the data is old.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. 17:35

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China Mobile Denies Signing Deal with Apple - Negotiations in Progress



A few days ago The Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Apple and China Mobile signed the partnership agreement. Well, looks like these companies actually failed to finish the negotiations and the information, provided by an unknown source, is just fake. What that means is that we don’t know for sure if the iPhone will debut on China Mobile network by the end of this year or not.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 0:01

Kindle Fire HDX Ad Mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive



It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?

As you might have guessed, somebody has filmed another short clip to make fun of Apple. But this time it’s not Microsoft, it’s Amazon.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:21

Two Maryland Stores were Selling Counterfeit Apple Products



Two stores, located at Maryland's Arundel Mills Mall were selling fake Apple products and components under the guise of genuine ones. The value of the counterfeit parts found recently by the police is around $89.000, AppleInsider reports.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 18:33

iOS 7 Malicious Charger Exploit Patched



Earlier this year - in June - a new iOS flaw was discovered that theoretically made it possible to hack your device with the help of a malicious USB charger. A group of developers, who were the first to find this breach, has successfully installed malware on a non-jailbroken iPad and iPhone to prove their theory.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 17:15

Google Now video was accidentally appeared on YouTube



Google Now is available only on Android devices, aimed at giving users “the right information, at the right time", appears on iOS, unless a leaked video is to be believed. Google reportedly released a promo video on YouTube accidentally. The record was quickly removed, but not before an Engadget made a copy of  it.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, March 15th, 2013. 0:36

Apple Locking Screenshots For Apps Submitted For Approval



Yesterday Apple announced on its Developer Portal that appscreenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect after the app has been approved.

“Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an update to an existing app or a new app”.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, January 10th, 2013. 13:45

Fake apps from ‘Apple Inc’ end up on Google Play market for Android



This is interesting - somebody created fake Apple apps in Android AppStore. Fortunately Google removed all of them by now.




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Monday, November 19th, 2012. 13:51

Next-Generation iPhone 5 To Include A6 Processor?



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Many photos of parts claimed to be for iPhone 5 have surfaced during the past few months, but the component of the most interest, main processor package, has yet to be seen.

Several photos of the next iPhone’s logic board have appeared in recent weeks, but the presence of the shielding on the component and low quality of the images have left the identities of the processors on the component unknown.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, August 30th, 2012. 21:49

Paid iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak released for A4 Devices [Video]



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InteVyDis has released an untethered jailbreak for A4 devices on iOS 5.1.1 as part of Vulndisco Mobile 1.7. The module is vd_ios_untether_5_1_1. It works by creating a custom bundle you have to install via RedSn0w. Evgeny Legerov posted in twitter:

vulndisco mobile 1.7 is out with untethered 5.1.1

This jailbreak is not free and costs big money. It works only on A4 devices - iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G. It is not yet tested by other hackers. So this might be fake. However famous hacker I01nc notes that the company is a legit source of exploits:


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Apple Obscures Future Device Hints in iOS 5.1 Beta 2 with Fake References



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Many Apple fans are interested in discovering hints of Apple's future iOS devices in various configuration files in each beta and public version of iOS. Such references provide essentially no information on the new devices themselves. Most of them simply appear in the form of "iPhone4,1" that meant the iPhone 4S as one example, but they are carefully watched as hints of what devices Apple is likely to be testing with the software at the moment and perhaps how many variations of an upcoming device there might be.

But today Apple has tried to obscure that information having released 5.1 beta 2 with numerous fake references within configuration files. For example, USBDeviceConfiguration.plist has listed about two dozen different device variants.

As discovered by 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, that list has now ballooned to well over 100 such entries as Apple has seeded it with dozens of new fake references to such future products as "iPad10,1", "iPhone11,3", "iPod11,1", and "AppleTV8,3".

Apple has made more difficult to identify new product, though the change does not shut out examination of the evidence entirely, as unaltered listings are still visible in other locations.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011. 13:12

In China Police Found Fake iPhones Made From Genuine Parts



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According to Reuters, five persons were arrested in Shanghai for manufacturing and selling fake iPhones. As police said, these people were from an organized gang that assembled iPhone from genuine components for the Apple’s smartphones. Police found about 200 fake Apple’s smartphones during the raid.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, September 29th, 2011. 17:13

Photo: iPhone 5 will have A5 processor and 1430 mAh battery



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The photo above was posted on Chinese site Weibo. It shows what is thought to be components of Apple’s yet to be released next-gen iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S.

We can see the already familiar to us Apple dual core "A5" CPU, just like in iPad 2. However the chipset is not from an iPad 2 since it looks rather different. The layout looks more like the current iPhone 4′s A4 chipset. The visible part of the battery reads “430 mAh”, which leads us to believe that next iPhone will have 1430 mAh battery, which is slightly better than the iPhone 4′s 1420 mAh battery.

Unfortunately there is no proof this photo is real. One more reason to be skeptical - the photo is quite blur, while we can see A5 very well. What do you think, Fake or not?

Take a look at more comparison pictures:


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Apple reportedly created a team in 2008 to combat counterfeits



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CNN reports that Wikileaks cables showed that in 2008 Apple formed an anti-counterfeit team to combat fake iPod touches and iPhones. Initially Apple planned to go after street vendors and retailers, cooperate with police to raid production facilities, and to catch online retailers.

The technology giant eventually organized a team in March 2008 to curtail the explosion of knockoff iPods and iPhones, according to an electronic memo from the Beijing embassy dated September 2008.

In recent years fake products has been a serious problem for Apple. More recently, several Apple stores selling almost identical devices were opened in China. It is likely that great amount of counterfeit sales is connected with insufficient number of stores in this region. At present, Apple has only 4 stores, and a new store in Hong Kong will be opened this year.

Recently Apple hasn’t managed to combat counterfeits, as more and more fake products appear ahead of iPhone 5 launch.

Reportedly Chinese government doesn’t give any help to Apple. CNN reports that, according to the cable dated April 2009, Chinese government refused to investigate facility where fake Apple laptops were manufactured, because this could affect local jobs. Also it doesn’t approve Apple’s plans for a raid on a mall selling electronics in the Guangdong province, as it could scare away shoppers.




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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011. 18:19

22 fake Apple stores were discovered in China



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Recently Apple had investigated retail stores in the southwestern Chinese city of Kumming and found 22 fake Apple shops. Reuters reports that Apple China accused them of violation of its trademarks and ordered stores to stop using the company’s logo.

The investigation began after one local American reported on fake Apple Stores in his blog, adding that they all looked very convincing and even stores personnel believed they have been working for Apple.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, August 18th, 2011. 10:51