While some pundits had predicted that Apple Watch would be an independent wearable able to connect to wireless networks on its own, it turned out that it is wholly dependent on the lastest iPhone to communicate with the outside world. This will continue to be the case for wearables into the foreseeable future, says Juniper Research.
Rumors of an Apple-Nordstrom partnership on mobile payments are surfacing just before the release of the iPhone 6.
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Various reports point to a failure in Apple's iCloud security system, ultimately leading to the leak of several celebrities' personal photos to the Internet. The flaw appears to be with iCloud's Find My iPhone service, explains Owen Williams with The Next Web.
This past quarter saw a 26 percent increase in the number of shartphone shipments worldwide, topping 290 million devices, according to new data from Juniper Research.
Apple is defending the undocumented services resident on iOS devices, which security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski says can be used as a backdoor to sensitive data, as a diagnostic tool for enterprise IT departments, developers and AppleCare service personnel.
Apple has inserted backdoors into iPhones that could enable an unauthorized person to harvest pictures, text messages and other sensitive data from the device without the user's knowledge, Jonathan Zdziarski, an iOS jailbreaker and forensic expert, told attendees of the Hope X conference held in New York over the weekend.
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The survey of IT managers by Dimensional Research on behalf of JAMF Software finds that the percentage of Apple devices in the enterprise has more than doubled over the last three years.