Last week software security outfit Trend Micro disclosed the discovery of two new flaws in QuickTime 7 for Windows, saying Apple was informed of the security threats in November. At the time, Apple said it had no plans to issue a patch, adding the software "would be deprecated on Windows and the vendor would publish removal instructions for users."
Apple has yet to post an official announcement regarding the apparent deprecation, but on Monday confirmed the development to The Wall Street Journal.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a note to investors on Sunday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, revealing that Apple is apparently planning to differentiate the iPhone from competitors with a new design. Specifically, he said many of Apple's competitors now sell smartphones with aluminum casings, and he expects next year's iPhone to adopt a glass back to stand out from the competition.
Apple may be getting ready to rebrand its OS X operating system as MacOS, according to a since-altered page on the Cupertino, Calif. company's website.
The page, which touted Apple's environmental efforts, used "MacOS" rather than "OS X" to label the Mac's operating system. The Apple-focused website 9to5Mac noted the use of the new name late Thursday.
Apple has changed that page, which now refers to "OS X." The rebranding would put the Mac's operating system more in sync with the nomenclature of Apple's other OSes, including "iOS," "tvOS" and "watchOS."
A Detroit woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Apple stole her patented idea for a smart watch. “I was the first to put in for a patent for a ‘computer wrist watch,'” Daisy Washington-Gross said in the suit filed Friday in Eastern Michigan U.S. District Court.
Washington-Gross claims Apple’s watch infringed on her pending patent for the “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe Computer Watch.” She’s demanding $2 billion.
The thing about the iPhone SE is that there’s basically nothing that’s new about it. It’s a four-year-old phone design filled with six-month-old parts, and it’s the rare product that amounts to exactly the sum of its parts. You could almost write a review of it without laying hands on it.
So we’ll spend a little time with the tech inside, but this review is going to focus primarily on the Big Questions: Who should buy this? Why should they buy it? Who shouldn’t buy it? And where does it fit into Apple’s Grand Plan for the iPhone?