Among the many things Apple is notorious about not telling people is the architecture of its iOS system services. While on the surface you'd think Apple is operating in the best interests of security, what this means is that an active open source movement has germinated with the explicit goal of ferreting out ways to establish rootkits and other exploitative, stealth services on iPhones and iPads.
Apple's enterprise offerings with iOS 7 are "not terribly innovative" compared with services currently offered by enterprise mobility management firms, opening the enterprise door to Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, judges ABI Research senior analyst Jason McNicol.
Apple's smartphone OS market share declined again in the third quarter, while Android and Windows Phone grabbed more market share, according to the latest stats from IDC.
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The size of mobile operating system updates are threatening to overwhelm Wi-Fi networks, warned Bruce Miller, vice president of product marketing at Xirrus.
Apple confirmed that it is aware of a glitch affecting iMessage users who've upgraded their device to its revamped iOS 7 operating system, promising a fix in the works.
"Most operations people will tell you that they don't trust software," says Andy Brown, Group CTO of UBS.
Apple is rolling out iOS 7.0.2, a supplemental operating system update that resolves a security vulnerability enabling anyone to bypass the device lockscreen to access personal data.
Consumers are blaming new zooming features and animations introduced in Apple's overhauled iOS 7 for triggering severe cases of motion sickness.
Apple is tweaking a new App Store policy enabling legacy iPhone devices to download the most recent compatible versions of iOS applications, letting developers now choose whether or not they wish to support older editions of their software.