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Apple is rumored to release three new iPhone models that will feature the improved TrueDepth camera this year. This may lead to a smaller top notch, according to the research note issued by Barclays experts.
Recently the source code for the iBoot bootloader has leaked on GitHub. Hackers may use such kind of information to find the vulnerabilities in iOS.
Apple may release a new iPhone for the middle market this year, according to the prediction of the Digitimes analyst Luke Lin. The new model will feature wireless charging ability, but there will be no TrueDepth camera with 3D sensing ability.
A report from Digitimes says that Apple may discontinue iPhone X this year as soon as new models are released in September. If this is to be true, iPhone X will be the second model after iPhone 5 with only one year of a lifespan.
After the argument that Apple was intentionally slowing down older iOS devices, the company announced that it would bring more transparency in the iPhone power management program.
The first class action against Apple is started in the US over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affect Intel, ARM and AMD processors. Despite some fixes have already been issued, two people from US started a lawsuit on behalf of all users who purchased a device with the processor designed by Apple, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV devices.
Due to a mistake on Apple’s servers, there was a short moment when users could downgrade to older versions of iOS. The list of signed iOS versions on the IPSW.me website included signed versions of iOS 11 to iOS 6.
Apple started to replace batteries for iPhone 6 and later for the reduced price $29. Earlier Apple announced it will start replacing batteries in late January, but now the company changed the terms and started replacing the batteries immediately.
Apple usually slashes the prices for its smartphones after the new model is released. But a report from the supply chain sources say that the price for iPhone X may be cut in early 2018.
The KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note where he predicted that the upgraded TrueDepth camera will need a battery with larger capacity and Apple has the technologies for developing such batteries.
The iPhone X delivery time has improved to 1-2 days in USA, United Kingdom, and some other countries. This means Apple has ramped up the production enough to meet the demand for its flagship at least for the moment.
Apple released iOS 11.2.1 where fixed some bugs and vulnerabilities. This includes the fix for iPhone autofocus camera issue and bringing back the HomeKit functionality that has been temporarily disabled due to a security issue.
Apple has announced that the company has acquired Shazam, the service that can recognize songs. This is the biggest company’s purchase since 2014 when Apple bought Beats for $3 billion.
Face ID is intended to be used by a single person and it’s not likely that the company is going to change this in the future. The recent email from Apple chief software engineer Craig Federighi has confirmed this.
According to the report of Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is working on the design of its own power management chips that can be used in the iPhone models in two years.