IT’S DROP TEST TIME! With the new iPhone 5S, we see an update to the typically sturdy aluminum clad smartphone. But with the iPhone 5C, the plastic casing makes us wonder how it would stand a few drops. See Android Authority drop the new iPhones!
A number of security researchers and other hackers have come together to offer rewards to the first person that can “reliably and repeatedly break into an iPhone 5s” through bypassing the new TouchID fingerprint sensor feature. They aren’t looking for a software hack, however, but instead want hackers to break into the device by lifting prints, “like from a beer mug.”
It’s not exactly a legit contest, as the creators of the site are only claiming responsibility for their own bounty offers. Their bounties come out to around just $200 of the approximately $20k in pledges listed on the site.
In order to collect, you’ll have to have video proof of the process. The site’s creator explained in the “terms and conditions,” which is actually just a series of tweets:
All I ask is a video of the process from print, lift, reproduction and successful unlock with reproduced print. I’ll put money on this… Enroll print, Place it, lift it, reproduce it, use the reproduction to unlock the phone without being locked out… satisfactory video evidence of the print enrollment, lift, reproduction and successful application of the print without locking out will do.
While there’s no way of telling if most of those offering bounties will actually payout, the largest pledge comes from IOCapital for $10K:
Apple said at the introduction of the iPhone 5s that “all fingerprints will be encrypted, stored securely and never uploaded to iCloud or its own servers,” but there have been a few questions surrounding how Apple’s new TouchID fingerprint sensor works. Earlier this month Apple addressed security concerns and noted some features to prevent hacking of the fingerprint sensor:
Only that passcode (not a finger) can unlock the phone if the phone is rebooted or hasn’t been unlocked for 48 hours. This feature is meant to block hackers from stalling for time as they try to find a way to circumvent the fingerprint scanner.
Today Apple releases 2 iPhones to the iPhone family. This morning Apple in Cupertino unveiled a different approach to compete against the smart phone industry with a multi colored iPhone 5C that cost less than previous iPhone releases. The colors come in Pink, Green, White and will run on iOS7. Apple will replace the iPhone 5 with the iPhone 5C & iPhone 5S. The retail of the 5C will be retailed $99.
Also, Apple announces “Apple Radio” a Pandora themed application that allows users to listen to music without interruption. Now, they hope a bigger emerging-market presence can help reverse a 29 percent fall in the company’s share price since it hit a record high of $702.10 a year ago. The selloff was fueled by fears of slowing growth and a perception that its ability to innovate and shake up industries was dwindling.
Notable Specs 5S: A6 Chip, 8MP Camera
Apple desperately wants to break ground into China Markets as many new smart phone companies are selling lots of phones
iPhone 5S colors will be available in White, Black or Gold. However, the iOS7 Technology will allow many great apps to be available with the new technologies combining.
WHAT WILL ONE MORE THING BE ???? CHECK BACK FOR THE ANSWER WHEN IT”S RELEASED!
BGR has reported today that a new iPhone has been leaked with a green, yellow, and red shell, along with other colors!
This shell is said to be made of plastic, suggesting this is a new budget iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S! This is very interesting, as Apple has never released an iPhone like this! I think these rumors are true, and I will update you as more info is released!
Most Analysts are expecting the iPhone 5S to be Apple’s Most Successful Product to date. The device is supposed to include a more sturdy design, better internal hardware, fingerprint scanner, and more. Will it be Apple’s most successful product?
A U.S. trade agency let Apple have a huge victory on Friday in its ongoing patent battle against rival Samsung.
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Samsung violated two crucial mobile patents held by Apple and that products using the related technology should be banned from being imported into the U.S. The scope of the trade ban and exact products that it will cover has yet to be determined.
Still, the ruling carries important symbolic and strategic value as Apple seeks to establish that it was the true innovator and that Samsung had merely copied its products such as the iPhone and iPad. The decision also comes about a week after the Obama administration overturned a different ITC ruling that had favored Samsung and would have banned some older Apple products.
The smartphone patent war rages on. The US International Trade Commission could ban the import of four smartphones from Samsung, as part of its ruling on whether the South Korean electrics giant infringed on four Apple patents. The ruling will follow US president Barack Obama overturning of the commission’s Apple import ban.
“A couple things you have to understand. One, Steve Wozniak is being paid by another movie studio to help support their Steve Jobs film, so he’s gonna have an opinion that is connected to that, somewhat,” said Kutcher. “Two, the biggest criticism that I’ve ultimately heard is that he wanted it to be represented — his contribution to Apple — fairly. And, in all fairness, the movie’s called Jobs. And it’s about Steve Jobs and the legacy of Steve Jobs, and so I think it focuses more … on what his contribution to Apple was.”
At the start of the year it seemed anyone could pick a day and say “that’s when the iPhone 6 was coming out”. Obviously, many rumors surrounding a launch date have been wrong. Trying to pin down a date is difficult, but there are some pointers that give us more likely dates.
IS BIGGER BETTER? Steve Jobs Did Not Want The iPhone To Have A Bigger Screen. However Apple Did This After His Passing With The iPhone 5
First, if Apple follows its usual release schedule, it means it releases one generation of phone and the following year, uses the same case and design, but updates the hardware. If Apple sticks to that, it would mean that the iPhone 5S would follow the iPhone 5.
A small flexible screen that’s paired with a “bi-stable spring.” In normal lexicon, we’re talking about one of those slap bracelets that go from completely straight to wrap-around in an instant.
Nokia Applied For A Similar Patent Back In March. . .
What The Apple i Watch Might Look Like. . .
Besides Being A Completely Awesome & Innovative Product. . .
- The iWatch could have a microphone to talk to Siri
- The iWatch would of course vibrate when notifications come in
- Designed watch faces, and it will possibly allow third-party watch faces to be installed
- Pebble watch, iOS is already capable of forwarding notifications to a smart watch over Bluetooth. This is the killer app for a smart watch, and it will be exciting to see how this function will evolve
- Watch-sized device could easily play audio. However, it’s likely that Apple will prefer to sell you a separate device for that
- Very good position to monitor your movements, similar to a fitbit. It could also monitor your pulse,
Perhaps Battery. . . I notice my iPhones biggest failure is the battery capacity. . .
- Yes, this is certainly a downside, but I’m pretty sure people will live with this if the features are compelling. Several days to a week of battery life seems a reasonable tradeoff
- iWatch is unlikely to have 4G support. Why? An iPhone 5 with its 1434 milliampere-hours (mAh) battery can handle standby times of “up to” 9 days—if you let the phone lie on your night stand without touching it, that is. The Pebble watch has a battery about a tenth the size of the iPhone’s, so that would make for about a day’s worth of 3G standby time. A cellular connection just takes too much power. It’s not going to happen. A 3G iWatch would also be more expensive to build and use.
- Wi-Fi is not impossible, but it’s unlikely
- I don’t see how the screen could be a regular color LCD display. Although the light has to pass through a polarizer twice in a monochrome LCD display, those displays can be made bright enough to be useful without a backlight. With color LCD displays this is much harder, because now there are also color filters in the way, further reducing the ambient light that can be reflected back.
The reported curved glass makes sense, Apple loves smooth curves and shiny surfaces. On the other hand, unusual shapes make it harder to fit the insides, and curved glass could easily be a reflective nightmare. And glass breaks easily. Hopefully, the flexible glass rumors are incorrect, because I can’t see how that would be anything other than a train wreck: not only would you have to hold the iWatch just right to avoid reflections, you’d also have to be careful using it or it flexes. No thanks.
Apple would most likely stay away from too much chrome and steel, and rather use black, so I wouldn’t count out anodized aluminum just yet. Maybe they’ll release a white one a year later. The strap should be user-replaceable—unless there are sensors or an NFC antenna in the strap.
CEO from FireEye Dave Dewalt says according to IP addresses China Military is responsible for hacking. . .
The Activist Group Anonymous Is Taking Credit For It See Here. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSFnIMErU9Q
Who Is Doing This? UPDATE: Burger King, MTV Twitter Accounts HACKED
According To Reuters . . .
Apple Inc computers were attacked by the same hackers who targeted Facebook Inc, but no data appeared to have been stolen, the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented admission of a widespread cyber-security breach.
Facebook revealed on Friday that unidentified hackers traced to China had staged a sophisticated attack by infiltrating its employees’ laptops, but no user information was compromised.
Apple, which is working with law enforcement to track down the hackers, told Reuters that only a small number of its employees’ Macintosh computers were breached, but “there was no evidence that any data left Apple.”
(CNN) – Apple said Tuesday that a small amount of its employees’ computers had been hacked, but that no data were exposed.
The company said the breach occurred when some employees visited a developer website that exploited a vulnerability in the Java browser plug-in, installing malware on their Mac computers.
“We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network. There is no evidence that any data left Apple,” the company said in a statement.
Apple did not specify when the hack occurred. The company said it’s planning on releasing a tool Tuesday that will sweep Mac computers for any Java malware and remove the offending software. Reuters first reported the breach early Tuesday.