Grant Thompson, the 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the embarrassing flaw with group FaceTime more than a week before Apple took action will be eligible for the company's bug bounty program after all, in spite of some initial claims to the contrary.
After the issue was widely reported at the start of this week, Apple immediately disabled the group FaceTime feature and promised to release a fix later this week.
Following an eavesdropping issue that let FaceTime callers see and hear the person they were calling before they answered, Apple is now facing its first lawsuit over the embarrassing bug.
Apple has disabled its newly-launched Group FaceTime feature, as it works to patch a serious privacy bug that surfaced late Monday afternoon. The bug, first reported by 9to5Mac, allows FaceTime users to access the microphone and front-facing camera of the person they are calling—even if that person doesn't answer.
Apple today released the new iOS 12.1.1 software update for iPhone and iPad and it came with a pair of enhancements for the company's Siri-driven HomePod wireless speaker.
Apple on Thursday via its official YouTube channel published a new commercial, titled “A Little Company,” that doesn't just feature “There’s Always Me” by Elvis Presley but also a bunch of Elvis impersonators to show off group FaceTime calling.
The biggest tech collaboration of the year is here with nearly 30 of your favorite YouTubers having come together on a group FaceTime Video call. Their video shows off just how smooth the feature is with very little lag. On the other hand, while the execution did impress us a lot, we felt that Apple's implementation of the group-calling interface left a lot to be desired.
It's official. Apple is planning to release the iOS 12.1 update on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Available for iPhone and iPad, the update includes Group Facetime and over 70 new emoji and arrives on the same day Apple's holding its "There's more in the making" event in Brooklyn, New York.
Just hours after releasing the iPhone XR, Apple has published the official iPhone user guide for iOS 12.1. Available through the Books app for iOS and macOS, like previous software guides, the free instruction manual arrives even before iOS 12.1 is released to the public. The guide is also significant for the secrets it has now given away.
Apple has released the second iOS 12.1 beta to developers. The update offers Group FaceTime and various bug fixes. The company also released watchOS 5.1 beta 2 and tvOS 12.1 beta 2 to developers.
On Thursday, Apple introduced the first public beta for iOS 12.1. Released for developers earlier this week, the update includes the Group FaceTime feature that Apple first announced in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
The first iOS 12.1 beta is light on new features. Despite this, the update all but confirmed that new iPad Pro models are coming.