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Apple sued in the US for making older iPhones slower

Two lawsuits filed after Apple admitted slowing down older iPhone models. Just a day after Apple officially confirmed that a change in iOS could make older iPhones slower if they batteries aged and degraded to a certain point, two lawsuits against the company were filled in the United States. In Chicago, five “angry” customers thinking that Apple is “unethical and immoral” have filed a suit claiming that Apple violates the consumer protection laws. According to the Chicago Suntimes, the lawsuit claims that Apple deliberately made iPhone 5, 6 and 7 slower after the iOS updates, something that Apple officially confirmed[…]

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Geekbench finds a correlation between battery age and iPhone performance

Apple decreases CPU speeds to preserve your old battery. A code introduced in iOS 10.2, called ‘powered’, apparently reduces the processor speed of your iPhone depending on the battery age in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The creator of Geekbench has found a strange correlation between the battery age and the CPU performance. In addition to a weaker battery life as the device ages, which is normal, different iPhone models register lower-than-usual scores at Geekbench 4. Interestingly, if the user replaces the battery, the score increases and the CPU performance is back to normal. powerd definitely has the power (haha)[…]

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iOS 11 reached a 59% share, according to Apple

41% of the devices are still running an older version of iOS. App Store support page has informed that the modern version of iOS is already running on 59% of the devices in use. iOS 11 grew from 52% in November, to 59% in early December, according to the stats, while the previous version (iOS 10) is now installed on 33% of the devices. Older versions of iOS are still on 8% of the active devices. Despite the good growth, iOS 11 is slightly behind version 10 in terms of adoption rate. Back in 2016, iOS 10 reached a 54%[…]

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iOS 10.3.3 brings security fixes and improvements

Apple released a new minor iOS version to the general public. Following the release of six beta builds of iOS 10.3.3, Apple finally rolled out the official update to everyone outside of the public testing program. iOS 10.3.3 comes to the market two months after 10.3.2, brining some under the hood performance improvements and security fixes. Among the fixed things in the release is a major vulnerability, connected with Wi-Fi chips included in many devices. Apple is not sharing with us more details about iOS 10.3.3, but it’s always good to install the latest version of the mobile OS and[…]

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iOS 10

iOS 10 is now running on 79% of all devices

iOS 10 adoption continues to rise. Apple released the latest version of iOS in September 2016, but iOS 10 is already installed on almost 80% of all active devices, according to information from Cupertino. The company’s previous update, iOS 9, is still on just 16% of the iOS devices, while older versions are on additional 5%. The stats show us that iOS 10 is growing faster than iOS 9 in terms of market share. For the same period of 5 months, the previous version had a 77% share, compared with 79% for iOS 10. Apple’s control over the software updates[…]

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Targeting ads to iOS users becomes more difficult

20 percent of the iOS users in the US have limited Ad Tracking You’ve probably noticed that many of the free apps in the App Store serve ads to support themselves. These ads are far more effective and earn more if they are targeted at the users and their app/browsing habits. Apple’s iOS allows developers to access each individual ID for advertising purposes and better ad targeting. Despite the fact that the ad targeting is turned on by default in all iOS versions, since 2012 the users could opt out of receiving ads based on their interests to a certain[…]

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iOS 10 adoption reached 67%

iOS 9 down to 28% A month after Apple rolled out the iOS 10 as an over-the-air update to eligible tablets and iPhones around the world, the company can boast that 67% of all active devices have upgraded to the latest version of the OS. The new numbers coming from MixPanel reveal that iOS 10 is already on 67.31% of the devices, while iOS 9 is second with 28.38%. The share of devices running older operating systems has decreased from 5.23% to 4.31% for a week, which means some of the users may have bought a new iPhone or iPad.[…]

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Apple pressures developers to update their old 32-bit apps

iOS 10.1 displays warning messages for old apps. Back in 2013, Apple presented its first iPhone with a 64-bit processor – iPhone 5s. From day one, Apple encouraged all iOS developers to update their apps and add support for the new processors, eventually making the 64-bit support mandatory in early 2015 as the majority of the smartphones in active use back then were already powered by 64-bit chips. In September, with the announcement of the iOS 10, Apple informed the developers that apps without support for 64-bit would be removed from the App Store by the end of the year.[…]

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Second iOS 10.1 public Beta released to the general public

Members of the public beta program can install iOS 10.1 Beta 2 Apple has rolled out the second beta of iOS 10.1 to testers through the public beta testing program. iOS 10.1 Beta 2 brings minor improvements and fixes over Beta 1, coming less than a month after Apple released the official update to iOS 10 for all supported devices. The update is available to download over-the-air through the standard update path for all members of the beta program. To join the testing program you need to sign up on the website. Keep in mind that these betas can include[…]

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Cracking an iTunes backup password is much easier in iOS 10 but a fix is coming

Apple working to improve the security of the iTunes backups in iOS 10 The security weakness discovered in iOS 10 by Elcomsoft is connected with the new password verification method Apple has included in the new version of its operating system. It seems that the system skips some security checks and the result is that the iTunes backup is 2500 times more at risk of brute force attacks compared with iOS 9. Elcomsoft has explored iOS 10’s new security check and the conclusion is that even without GPU acceleration the new mechanism for verification is amazingly fast because of these[…]

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