On Monday, December 30, 2013 an iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5 untethered jailbreak all iPhones, iPads and iPods was released by @iH8sn0w and @winocm. Its name is p0sixspwn. While many in the jailbreak community should be pleased — particularly those with the iPhone 3GS and other iDevices which don't support the latest iOS 7 jailbreak — it seems this iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 jailbreak came at a high cost, as other exploits reportedly could have been used to produce the same result.
On Monday morning, Evad3rs team member and evasi0n7 creator Cyril Cattiaux aka @Pod2g posted a series of tweets with regard to how the new p0sixspwn jailbreak was created and released.
While the jailbreak community has been extremely torn by the events of the last week, and few know where to place their loyalty, this latest drama seems like just one more hit to those who simply want to enjoy the freedom jailbreaks provide to their iOS devices.
— pod2g (@pod2g) December 30, 2013
Throughout the evasi0n7 debacle, @pod2g has been the most vocal of the evad3rs team members, writing two public letters to the community to explain the situation that developed with TaiG while also taking responsibility for the damage done and working to rebuild the bridge that was burned with @Saurik. But this morning's tweets seemed to show some frustration with the on-going drama that runs even deeper than has been completely told. It seems in releasing their new jailbreak for iOS 6X, @iH8sn0w and @winocm burnt some incredibly valuable exploits which have been kept carefully by the jailbreak developers for use in research when new iOS devices and firmwares are released. The most unsettling part of all is that burning that exploit was not a necessity.
So what does all of today's drama mean for the jailbreak community? In speaking to @pod2g this morning, it seems the loss is not a small one.
In hearing this description, numerous questions came into my mind. What will happen in the future if Apple patches this exploit? Could it be used in a downgrade tool? If Apple doesn't patch the exploit will a 7.1 jailbreak be released? Both @pod2g and @comex were gracious enough to give me some comment on these points.
"They talked a lot of sh-- about us, but now they've burnt valuable stuff just for 6.1.x ... nobody looked at their jailbreak tool, but they burnt something allowing root on all devices without any effort. Something that jailbreakers were aware of for years now. Something that's usually the entry point for jailbreak research on new iOS versions and devices. Root code execution. Something that usually requires multiple exploits to achieve."
According to @comex, though the exploit burned is valuable, it does not completely negate the ability to create future jailbreaks. According to the former jailbreak developer, "it makes things more difficult, but not impossible."
"Implications are that it'll make life of jailbreakers even harder for future iOS jailbreak developments. And I suppose that we'll never find another root execution and injection exploit of this kind in the future. Basically, it allows files to be made available in the device file system (injection) and allows to execute code as root. For example, we could setup afc2 on new iOS versions to play with the file system and find vulnerabilities."
This exploit, along with some others, was the same one @chpwn used last fall when he produced the infamous iOS 6 failbreak, which prematurely raised the community's hopes. In seeing the value that this particular exploit holds, I asked Cyril if a downgrade tool was in the works, or if by chance, Apple doesn't patch the exploit in 7.1, would the evad3rs be releasing an iOS 7.1 jailbreak using it.
Here is how he replied.
As to a possible iOS 7.1 jailbreak, this was his response.
"A downgrade tool is a completely different story. It requires breaking the boot chain of trust."
To that he added,
"It depends on what Apple patches ... let's say we'd want to burn it for iOS 7.1, we would also need a unsigned code execution vulnerability, a kernel exploit, and a way to stick that at boot."
To emphasize just how valuable the exploit is, @pod2g takes his explanation a bit further.
"But even if we still had that injection and root stuff, not sure that we would release it, because of its value."
"A jailbreak is a whole chain of exploits ... that exploit of @comex's that we did not want to burn in evasi0n7 [would require] 5 vulnerabilities to do the same thing. That's why it is so valuable. The fact that Apple did not patched it in years also is important. It means that it is probably the last thing you'd like to burn when there's nothing remaining."
As a final question, I did ask Cyril what his thoughts were on why @winocm and @iH8sn0w would burn such valuable exploits in the iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 p0sixpwn jailbreak released Monday. Was it truly spite?
To that there seems to be no answer. Cyril's only response was:
I have reached out to @winocm and @iH8sn0w for a response, but thus far have received no reply. If they submit a rebuttal, I will update this post. To download and install @winocm and @iH8sn0w's iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 jailbreak, visit p0sixspwn.com
"Why? I dunno. Perhaps they were not aware it still works on newer versions."
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At its special media event today, Apple announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Apple is touting a "Retina HD Display" on both phones, as the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 features a 1334 x 750 display at 326 pixels-per-inch while the iPhone 6 Plus features a 1920 x 1080 display at 401 ppi. The iPhone 6 is said to have more than 1 million pixels, while the iPhone 6 Plus is said to have 2 million pixels.
“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.”
The new models feature a number of hardware changes, including a chassis that is 6.9 mm thin for the iPhone 6 and 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6 Plus. Both models feature the next-generation 64-bit A8 chip, which features 2 billion transistors on a 20nm processor. The A8 delivers 25% faster CPU performance and is 13% smaller and 50% more energy efficient when compared to the A7. The device also comes with a next-generation M8 motion coprocessor which can now estimate distance and elevation changes with a new barometer.
Apple states that the iPhone 6 will get 50 hours of battery life for audio, 11 hours for video, 11 hours for WiFi browsing and 10 hours for LTE browsing. With its even bigger body, the iPhone 6 Plus will get 80 hours of battery life for audio, 14 hours for video, and 12 hours for Wi-Fi and LTE browsing. The iPhone 6 now also includes Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) technology, including 20 LTE band, as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which delivers 3x faster Wi-Fi and support for Wi-Fi calling.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also support a new camera system with a brand-new 8-megapixel sensor, along with a circular true tone flash. Apple is also touting "Focus Pixel" technology, which allows the lens to move in and out to better determine autofocus points. The camera also features next-gen tone mapping and noise reduction. Apple also says the camera is complimented by a new gyroscope and image stabilization built into the A8 processor. Exclusive to the iPhone 6 Plus is an optical image stabilization system.
As for video capabilities, both devices shoot in 1080p at 30fps and 60fps, along with 240fps slo-mo video, which is up from 120fps on the iPhone 5s. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has also received a new sensor with a f2.2 aperture that lets in 81% more light. Users can also shoot single-shot HDR photos and take HDR video.
Both devices will launch on September 19 in the first wave of countries, with pre-orders starting on September 12. The iPhone 6 will be available in 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB variants for $199, $299, and $399. The iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the same storage capacities for $299, $399, and $499, respectively. Both iPhone 6 models also come in the same Space Gray, Gold, and Silver variants. The iPhone 5c is now free on contract while the iPhone 5s will now be offered for $99
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Following today's media event that saw the introduction of two new iPhones and Apple's long-rumored wearable device, members of the press were invited to go hands-on with all of Apple's new products. Several sites have posted hands-on first impressions of the Apple Watch, which we've gathered up below to give an overall picture of the look, feel, and function of the device.
First of all, Jared Nelson from our sister site TouchArcade was able to get a hands-on glimpse at the Watch, and an overview from an Apple employee who walked him through several different features on the device. "We are truly living in the future," said Nelson after trying out both the Watch and the iPhone 6.
According to The Verge, the smaller Watch model felt "very solid and surprisingly light," and the wrist strap was "supple" and comfortable to wear. The site also thinks the device looks "better than most of the smartwatch competition out there," and got a look at the "Digital Crown" control.
The "digital crown" that Tim Cook spent so much time enthusing about on stage did its job when an Apple representative showed it to us, but unfortunately I wasn't able to try it for myself. That said, if the model running the demo loop is any indication, the dial offers very little resistance. It didn't exactly spin around freely, but neither did I feel any clicking or other forceful feedback as I twisted it. Presumably the feeling that I wasn't getting much feedback from the dial itself is mostly a function of the fact that it wasn't doing anything on the demo unit -- and so spinning it will feel quite different when it's moving software around.
Engadget also got a chance to try out the watch, but wasn't able to test specific features as the demo units were only displaying screenshots. The site tried both the polished steel version with a leather loop strap and the aluminum Sport version, saying that both had an "impeccable" build quality.
The bands were both comfy, though I preferred the look and feel of the leather loop. The magnets inside the leather seem to do the job of clasping well, though without the same magnetic force as those accustomed to the MagSafe connectors found on Apple laptops. As for the rubber sport band, I had some trouble fitting the metal nubbin into its appropriate hole, and I got a little pinch on the underside of my wrist when tucking it into the band. We imagine we'd get the hang of fitting it quickly and painlessly eventually, but our first time strapping it on was not all pleasant.
Gizmodo's first impression of the Apple Watch is that it "could live up to its promises" and that it feels "significantly more premium" than the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. The site also praised the "digital crown," saying that "it feels like you're wearing a watch that just happens to be digital."
As for the software, I wish I could tell you more. I watched my new Apple friend demonstrate Glances, which brings up Google Now-like info cards with an upward swipe, that can be rotated through with subsequent right and left swipage. I can confirm that it works, and that it was zippy, at least on this pre-release model.
SlashGear says that the Watch's display is "bright and vivid," and that Apple's choice of materials makes the device feel "premium and solid."
What helps differentiate the Apple Watch from other smartwatch attempts is the sheer range of options and customizations possible. Other platforms perhaps allow for a couple of strap changes, and maybe two or three case colors; Apple, on the other hand, has put out a full three ranges of different options.
Different straps, different clasps, different colors of straps and clasps; metal, leather, rubber, and all in different colors and finishes. That's before you get to the variations in casing color and even material, ranging to premium 18 karat gold.
Based on the several first impressions of the device, it appears that Apple has quite a bit of work to do to perfect the software and the interface, even if the device itself appears complete hardware-wise. Apple is planning to wait until early 2015 to debut the device, which gives it plenty of time to iron out the kinks. Check out our full Apple Watch post for more details on the device.
A user on Weibo has uploaded a set of photos and a video of what looks like a working iPhone 6. The device’s software does not have the same tells as the Android fakes seen many times before. It features a new looking Passbook icon, that adds a top red bar depicting a ‘credit card’ icon. Assumedly, this is linked to Apple’s widely-reported mobile payments initiative.
Further images of the device show that is running iOS 8 (build 12A365), a build of the operating system that is not available for developer testing. It is unclear whether this is the build number of the GM. More information below.
The video from the user has been reuploaded, as it is hard to access directly, but is the main reason as to why this leak has any legitimacy. Note the smoothness of the transition from the passcode screen to the Home Screen — Chinese clones do not replicate iOS’ smooth animations this well.
Although these photos must be treated with extreme skepticism, an accompanying (but brief) video of the phone shows no signs of deception. The iconography and animations follow Apple’s official iOS 8 behaviors exactly, something which the fake Android clones always overlook. This is either a really good fake, with meticulous attention to detail not seen before from Chinese fakes, or this is the real deal. Aside from the new Passbook icon, the rest of the OS seems the same — except from being stretched to fill the larger 4.7 inch display.
Apple will officially announce the new iPhone 6 at a special event on Tuesday.
Apple today released the second beta of iOS 8, which brings a number of improvements, changes, and bug fixes to the beta software that was introduced on June 2.
iOS 8 beta 2 also includes several minor interface tweaks and modifications that make the beta feel both faster and more polished. We've gathered a list of the enhancements that have been bundled into the release below.
Podcasts: Following iOS 8 beta 2, the Podcasts app is a default iOS app that comes pre-installed on iOS devices. This means it can no longer be deleted.
Safari: According to the release notes, Safari will now block ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store without user interaction. Safari also includes a new pinch to tab view.
App Store Purchases: Apps in the App Store's purchased tab are once again sorted by purchase date. In iOS 8 beta 1, they were sorted alphabetically. It's also possible to leave reviews in the App Store again, a feature unavailable in beta 1 due to a bug, and the App Store now displays Family Purchases.
QuickType Keyboard: Apple's QuickType keyboard is now available on the iPad as well as the iPhone, but does not appear to be available on the iPad 2.
Brightness: In beta 1, the Brightness toggle in the Settings menu under Wallpaper and Brightness was broken. It is now functional again.
Messages: Icons for the camera and the microphone in Messages are now gray rather than blue and there's a new setting to mark all messages read.
Settings: There's a new "Raise to Listen" setting for Messages.
Privacy: There's a new Home Data section within the Privacy menu of the Settings app.
iCloud Photos: When entering the Photos app, there's a new "iCloud Photos" popup that activates Apple's new iCloud Photos feature, replacing a user's existing Photo Stream settings.
Notifications: There's a new "Allow Notifications" setting available for each app, which works as a sort of global mute to let users to mute notifications from an app on an individual basis. Previously, there was only an option to disallow apps from showing notifications in Notification Center.
Battery Usage by App: The Battery Usage by App menu in the Settings menu now includes a setting that lets users know how much battery their phones used when no coverage was available.
Handoff: According to several of our forum members, Handoff between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is now far more functional.
Additional features in iOS 8 beta 2 will be added here as they are discovered. Apple is likely to continue pushing regular updates to iOS 8, bringing minor performance boosts and changes ahead of the operating system's public release, which is expected to come in the fall. For more information on iOS 8's features, big and small, make sure to check out our roundups.
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At the recent WWDC keynote speech Apple introduced a raft of upcoming features set to be included in its Mac OS X and iOS operating systems (for Apple Mac and iPhone, iPad devices respectively). One surprise was just how many new features were being introduced to the Messages apps on both Mac OS X and iOS. Apple has announced major updates to the iMessage system (the service that enables Apple device owners to send free messages to other Apple owners). In this article, we’re going to look at 10 amazing new Messages features to look forward to.
1. Handoff Messages between iOS and Mac OS X
The new Messages apps are set to include Apple's Handoff, a new feature that enables you to start on an iOS device and carry on a Mac. You can start typing a Message on an iPhone and switch to a Mac to continue.
2. Send SMS Text messages on Mac with Continuity
Continuity will bring SMS Text messages to the Mac. When your iPhone is near a Mac you will be able to view, and send regular SMS text messages to non-Apple devices from Mac OS X.
3. Sync all your SMS text messages on Mac
Another neat part of Continuity is that when your iPhone is on the same network as your Mac, it will automatically sync all of your text messages (both SMS and iMessage) with a Mac. So now you’ll be able to see all messages in Mac OS X Messages.
4. Add people to group conversations in Messages
In Mac OS X 10.10 and iOS 8, you can add new people to a group conversation. So if you want to invite somebody to join in a text conversation, you can.5. Exit group conversations
If you’re fed up with getting pinging alerts from a group conversation, you can now leave it.6. Record short audio clips in Messages for iOS 8
A neat new feature is that you can now send short audio messages instead of typing out text. Touch and hold with your thumb to record your message, and then swipe up to send it.7. Lift to hear
If you want to hear a message, you can simply hold the iPhone up and listen to it like it’s a phone call.8. Share location in a conversation
You can now share your location in a conversation, and you can automatically share your location with every text you send in a conversation (this can be set to turn off after one hour or at the end of the day).
See:9. See every attachment from a conversation
With Messages for Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, can now view every attachment to a Message conversation. It’s a great way to view all the attachments from a busy conversation at once.10. Send multiple photos and videos at once.
You can now select multiple photos and videos from the Photos app and send them all at once.
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Apple has kept malware out of its App Store but iOS devices, like their Android rivals, are still susceptible to all sorts of attacks.
iOS might not be the magnet for malware that Android has become, but that doesn't make it inherently more secure than the Google OS in the enterprise.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has poked fun at Google for Android's fragmentation turning devices into a "toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities", but in a new report from Marble Security, the company contends that "neither iOS nor Android is inherently more secure than the other".
Apple's tighter control over app distribution has pretty much kept it free of malware, while the same can't be said for Google Play despite its Bouncer technology, though most Android malware still originates from third-party app stores.
Also, Apple's OS update practices mean that five months after releasing iOS 7, 80 percent of its users' devices were running the most recent version. By contrast, KitKat, the latest version of Android, currently runs on 13.6 percent of Android devices.
Despite the differences, when it comes to bring your own device (BYOD), both Android or iOS carry similar risks to the enterprise.
"The major security differences between iOS and Android are largely that Android is a much more open operating environment, more easily allowing users to download apps from app stores that have poor or non-existent app analysis and vetting procedures," it said.
The attack surfaces of iOS and Android are basically the same, the company added, including malicious apps, SMS or through compromised wi-fi hotspots.
While Android apps can be installed from dozens of stores, the company also points out that non-jailbroken devices can escape Apple's walled garden — and do so to access enterprise app stores — via third-party testing apps such as TestFlight. Notably, Apple acquired that app earlier this year.
Some of the main threats common to both platforms come in the form of phishing attacks, especially in an enterprise environment where an attacker had gained access to the corporate directory and then sent SMS messages or email to targets.
The company also points out a risk that can be introduced through mobile device management profiles, which can be delivered to an iOS device via a website.
"This attack strategy requires a user to visit a web page on their iPhone or iPad. If that user installs a hostile configuration profile, then the enterprise is at risk for intercepted traffic, fake app installation, sophisticated phishing, and APTs," it said.
If widely-circulated release date rumours are to be believed, we're just over 100 days away from the launch of Apple's next smartphone.
With the milestone comes a fresh slew of rumours, reports and leaks to feast upon, with potentially the world's first glimpse of an actual iPhone 6 emerging from Taiwan.
We've scoured the web this week to find out the latest and most ludicrous rumours surrounding the iPhone 6.
Wireless charging and NFC
A list of features that include wireless charging, near field communication (NFC) and an improved 4G antenna have been reported by Venture Beat.
Citing sources "close to the situation", the tech news site states that the iPhone 6 is nearing completion and is currently undergoing final tests.
While the inclusion of NFC has been speculated before, the inclusion of wireless charging is perhaps the most exciting feature revealed.
"The new iPhone 6 design includes a surface under the shell which connects to an inductive charging surface for energy transfer," Venture Beat reports. "These charging surfaces can live on a free standing pad, but are more often built into preexisting fixtures like countertops and dashboard trays."
iWatch gets October launch
Apple's fabled iWatch will go on sale this October for between $199 (£117) and $299, according to reports from Japanese news service Nikkei.
The much-rumoured device is expected to feature sensors to monitor heart rate and glucose levels, with the data being transmitted to a corresponding iPhone or iPad device and integrated into the recently announced iOS 8 HealthKit.
Around three to five million smartwatches a month are reportedly planned for production in the build up to the launch.
A former Taiwanese pop star, arguably more famous for leaking early shots of the iPhone 5s than for his musical career, has posted pictures of what he claims is the iPhone 6.
Jimmy Lin uploaded photos of a 4.7in device to his Weibo page, with most of the features that can be seen in the pictures fitting in with previous rumours surrounding the device.
These include curved edges, a repositioned power button and the coating for the built-in antenna no longer being on the outside. What Lin does add, however, is that the phone has a "good grip".
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- The California company is offering an exchange programme for adapters
- iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S USB chargers have flaw that can cause overheating
- Problem affects customers in the EU - but owners in the UK are unaffected
- Affected adapters have 'Model A1300' written between the two pins
- Apple will exchange the faulty adapters for free at any of their stores
Apple is urging European iPhone customers to exchange their power adapters after an overheating issue was discovered.
Adapters for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models, shipped from October 2009 to September 2012, ‘may overheat and pose a safety risk’ the company said.
Customers in the EU with a 5W USB power adapter matching this description are urged to take it to an Apple Store, where they will be given a replacement free of charge.
Customers in the UK are not affected.
To find out if an adapter is susceptible to the fault, customers are told to look at the label between the pins of the plug.
Affected adapters are ‘Model A1300’ and have the letters CE in solid grey.
This will be replaced with a Model A1400, with the letters CE outlined in grey.
‘Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange every affected power adapter for a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge,' the company wrote on its support page.
‘We encourage customers to exchange any affected adapter for a new one as soon as possible using the exchange process below.'
They continue: ‘If you have an affected adapter, discontinue use and exchange it for a new one.’
‘Apple has voluntarily introduced a program for customers to exchange the Apple 5W European USB Power Adapter which came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models through September 2012.
This, they say, is ‘because in rare cases the adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk.
WHICH COUNTRIES AND MODELS ARE AFFECTED?
The European USB power adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012.
It was also sold as a standalone accessory.
The charger was sold in 37 countries including Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel and Italy.
It was also sold in Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Vietnam.
The announcement follows similar problems for the tech giant.
In late April, the Cupertino-based company admitted to the existence of a problem with the sleep/wake button on the iPhone 5.
Two years after customer complaints began appearing online, the Cupertino-based company launched a free replacement scheme for any users affected by the power button issues.
Apple said a ‘small percentage’ of iPhone 5 handsets had faulty mechanisms that can lead to problems with the switch.
The fault prevents the device from being turned on and off, or locked in the usual way.
This caused some iPhone models to stop working intermittently.
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