Apple offers iPhone 5S unlocked for sale at their U.S online stores. The unlocked sim-free GSM phones will be able to operate on several mobile networks. Apple released the iPhone 5S this September but it was available for contract and/or including a carrier.
T-Mobile is offering the Apple’s new iPads on instalments starting at $0 down payment and $26/month for the iPad Air and $22/month for the new iPad Mini. The iPad Air will be available on November 1 while the iPad Mini will come in late November. iPad Air and the new iPad Mini were Apple’s two major introductions at their recent iPad event.
Apple announces the new iPad aka the iPad Air and the new iPad Mini at their long-awaited iPad Event. Both the products will be available for purchase in November. They also released the new OS X Mavericks for free at the event with a lot more to still cover up.
The iPhone 5C low demand makes Apple reportedly cut its production orders by a further one-third. Recently Apple reduced iPhone 5C orders because of the decreasing price in the grey markets and now would be doing it again so as to balance out with the product’s demand.
A newly leaked photos of iPad Mini 2 reveals that it will have fingerprint sensor, Touch ID similar as the one that iPhone 5s has.
The photos were ‘leaked’ by a Chinese site DoNews.
However, it still unknown if Apple iPad 5 will include the Touch ID feature or not.
The German hacker who successfully bypassed iPhone 5s Touch ID has revealed the video showing how exactly the ‘hack’ was performed.
The well-known german hacker — who is nicknamed StarBug — told in an interview by ArsTechnica that it required 30 hours to hack the Touch ID using a high resolution laser printer, a scanner and a printed circuit board and it was “way easier than expected to bypass”.
So should you worry about your privacy?
First, the hack performed by StarBug is quite complicated which requires a very good expertise and special equipments that not all people might know how to use them. Unlike PIN unlocking system – which your friend might spot you unlocking your iPhone with your PIN — this hack require people to take your phone away for sometime.
Second, if you lost your iPhone, it depends upon how important documents you have in it. If you are a very important person who always carry important informations on your iPhone, the hack might worth it. Otherwise, not.
Apple today announced that it is extending the retail Personal Pickup service for its new iPhone models, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. Considering the increasing demand for the the new iPhones, which can be determined by their record breaking sales this weekend, this was a necessary step taken by Apple for making the buying of iPhone 5s, 5c online, simpler.
A German hacking team, Chaos Computer Club, claims to have ‘successfully hacked’ iPhone 5s Touch ID security feature. The Chaos Computer Club reports, “A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID.”
The Chaos team also claims not to use this ‘unsuitable’ security and avoid such things.
Apple had released iPhone 5s with the added fingerprint security claiming that it is much more secure than any other security feature.
“In reality, Apple’s sensor has just a higher resolution compared to the sensors so far. So we only needed to ramp up the resolution of our fake”, said the hacker nicknamed Starbug, who performed the critical experiments that led to the successful break of the fingerprint locking system. “As we have said now for more than years, fingerprints should not be used to secure anything. You leave them everywhere, and it is far too easy to make fake fingers out of lifted prints.”
At the first day of iPhone 5s sale, Apple Store has sold out its all iPhone 5s units within 30 minutes.
Apple kept a stand banner in one of its store that says, “Due to popularity of iPhone 5s, we’ve sold out today.”
It seems that the new iPhones are not available at the online store of Apple and retail store, BestBuy. Due to the increasing demand, the gold version of iPhone is in shortage.
Meanwhile in UK, online ordering kicked-off, but Apple is talking about 10 days to delivery the iPhone.
Apple has announced that it will start the online ordering for the iPhone 5s on the coming Friday, September 20th at 12:01 AM PDT (3:01 AM EST). Apple announced its new phones recently and also started taking the pre-orders for the iPhone 5c models this morning.