News tagged ‘iPad’
Apple Announces New File System for All Devices
Aside from refreshed versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, Apple has announced its new universal file system (APFS) for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Macs and Apple TVs. According to the company, this file system is optimized specifically for flash and SSD storage and utilizes strong encryption algorithms to store data securely no matter what device you have.
Stock Apps can Be Removed in iOS 10
Just as we expected, Apple has added the ability to delete stock apps you don’t need from the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10. Users across the globe have been waiting for this feature for years and looks like now it has been successfully implemented. Alongside the announcement of iOS 10 and release of the first beta for developers, Apple has also made the default apps available on the App Store in case someone needs them after deletion.
The stock applications that are now available for download include Mail, Maps, Notes, Podcasts, Calculator, Watch, calendar, Music and a number of others.
The ability to delete defaults apps will let users of devices with 16GB of storage on board free up precious space on their phones and tablets. Furthermore, Apple will hopefully update the aforementioned applications more frequently.
Apple to Release Deep Blue iPhone 7 Instead of Space Gray?
According to the latest report from Mac Otakara, Apple is planning to discontinue the Space Gray iPhone color option and introduce a Deep Blue one. In fact, the report suggests that the new iPhone 7 will come in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Deep Blue colors. Mac Otakara is a reliable website, however, the origin of today’s rumor is unknown, so take it with a few pinches of salt. So far, we haven’t seen any other reports suggesting that Apple may be planning a change of the iPhone color options in 2016.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today and this means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let's not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
Developers Release New Version of Semi-Restore
A new version of the application for those who use jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units and need to remove everything from their devices without losing the jailbreak has been recently released by the developers. The app is called Semi-Restore and, as I've already mentioned, it lets users restore their devices without losing the jailbreak. Semi-Restore now supports the hacked versions of iOS 9.02 and iOS 9.1.
Apple Releases New WWDC Apps for iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs
As you already know, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place June 13 to June 17. Several days before the event, Apple has released an updated iPhone and iPad WWDC app as well as a brand new application for the fourth-generation Apple TV. These apps can be used to get the up-to-date information about the event and are compatible with iOS and tvOS, so if you have a device running one of these two operating systems, you can download app from the App Store and install it right now.
Apple Releases New iOS 9.3.2 Build For Bricked iPad Pro Units
Apple has recently released an updated iOS 9.3.2 version for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro units. This update reportedly fixes the issue that bricked these devices after update to the newer firmware version.
Hackers Shows Browser Jailbreak [Video]
A well-known hacker Luca Todesco who has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, and the yet to be released publicly iOS 9.3.3 beta, has recently showed the untethered browser jailbreak of iOS 9.3.2. To hack an Apple-branded device, the developer used Apple’s native browser Safari, which, as it turns out, is quite vulnerable to such threats.
The video below depicts the sixth-generation iPod touch running iOS 9.3.2 and the process of browser-based jailbreak. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that Todesco will release a public tool for jailbreak. According to the hacker, he’s mostly interested in research, not actual hacking of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units running the latest firmware versions.
iOS 9.3.3 Has Been Jailbroken [Image]
A well-known hacker and developer Luca Todesco has recently jailbroken the latest version of iOS, iOS 9.3.3. Below you can take a look at the image showing Todesco’s iPod touch running Cydia 1.1.26. This image has been shared on Twitter by the hacker himself.
In case you don’t know, Luca Todesco is a person who demonstrated the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, and iOS 9.3 beta in the past. Unfortunately, there’re currently no publicly available tools for jailbreak.
At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple is expected to announce the next version of the firmware for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units, iOS 10. It is currently unknown if the exploits used to hack previous iOS builds work with this version.
Stay tuned for more news about iOS jailbreak.
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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. Let's not waste time and talk about the articles worth your attention right now.
Apple Pulls iOS 9.3.2 Update, Working on Fix for Bricked iPad Pro Units
Several days after the release of iOS 9.3.2 to users worldwide, Apple has pulled the update because of numerous reports claiming it bricks some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models. The company remains silent, but those iPad Pro users who haven’t yet updated their devices don’t see iOS 9.3.2 in the Software Update section. This indicates that the update has been indeed pulled and that Apple engineers are currently working on a fix for the problem.
Apple Patents Method of Embedding Touch ID into Display
Apple has been granted a patent describing a method of embedding the Touch ID fingerprint sensor right into the display of the mobile device. This patent proves the rumors suggesting that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning a major redesign of the iPhone lineup aimed at ditching the headphone jack and the Home button to reduce the thickness of the device. Together with the rumored OLED display and new iOS version, the aforementioned changes can result in a completely new user experience.
Apple Releases iOS 9.3.2, Update Bricks Some iPad Pro Units
Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.2 with numerous bug fixes and a number of minor stability, security and performance enhancements to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide.
According to the release notes, the latest update fixes the problem that caused various sound quality issues with Bluetooth accessories connected to the iPhone SE. Apart from that, iOS 9.3.2 addresses the issue with dictionary, VoiceOver and typing email addresses in the Mail and Messages apps while using certain keyboards.
Google Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has recently surpassed Apple and became the most expensive company in the world. Alphabet’s market capitalization is now equal to about $498.56 billion while the one of Apple is about $496.69 billion. Apple’s position has become much worse over the last couple of weeks because of the first decline in iPhone sales in the history. Even more, weak iPhone, iPad and Mac sales still continue to influence Apple’s market capitalization.
Apple Granted Patent for Enhanced iPad Smart Covers
Apple has been granted a patent for several advanced Smart Covers for the iPad that enhance the functionality of the tablet and allow user to perform a number of actions that make the usage of the device even easier. The Smart Covers described in the patent can serve as additional screens for displaying notifications and widgets that’s why they can become a new way of interaction between a user and the iPad.