Meta is pulling support for older handsets in its popular messaging app, meaning WhatsApp won’t work on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c after December 31.
After trying to force Apple to unlock a pair of passcode-locked iPhones, a new report suggests that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has managed to bypass at least one of the iPhones used by the Pensacola mass shooter without Apple's help.
If the rumors pan out, Apple is going to launch four new iPhones later this year. Months before that happens, though, we're getting a look at what's being referred to as CAD designs for one of the upcoming handsets.
Apple introduced a major redesign for the iPhone with the iPhone X, ditching the bezels and adopting "the notch" at the top of the screen. Since then, there has been plenty of speculation that Apple will shrink the notch over time.
The Department of Justice and Apple are squaring off again in 2020 over encryption, with both sides reiterating stances they made very public way back in 2015.
If you are an iPhone 5 user and you haven't yet updated your phone to iOS 10.3.4, time is running out. Apple says you need to do so before midnight on November 3, 2019, at least if you want your iPhone 5 to keep working with the App Store, iCloud, e-mail and web browsing.
Apple explained the issue in a support document:
This is due to the GPS time rollover issue that began affecting GPS-enabled products from other manufacturers on April 6, 2019. Affected Apple devices are not impacted until just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019.
The GPS bug fix was first pushed out by Apple in July, and has been available as an Over the Air (OTA) update since then. iPhone 5 users who haven't already updated to the new release are now being presented with a full-screen push warning to update, according to 9to5Mac.
The GPS issue also affects iPhone 4S, iPad 2, third-generation iPad (iPad with Retina Display), and fourth gen iPad, but those non-updated devices will simply stop working with GPS-related apps and services at the deadline. iPhone 5 users will suffer more significant issues.
If your iPhone 5 isn't updated before the deadline, you'll have to use a Mac or PC equipped with iTunes in order to download and install the 10.3.4 update to continue working.
Are you still using an iPhone 5? Have you upgraded to 10.3.4 or are you holding off? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Last week, Apple released iOS 13. And then, earlier this week, Apple released iOS 13.1. However, while the new software is supported on a wide range of older devices, not all of Apple's aging hardware can support the new software.
Apple released the latest software version for iOS 12 earlier today, and the company also saw fit to update older versions of the mobile operating system as well.
The jailbreak community has been anything but quiet lately. We’ve seen things ranging from jailbreaking the new flagship iPhone XS Max, to updating untethered bootrom exploits for the legacy iPhone 3GS, to releasing a new jailbreak tool for firmware 1.1 on the original iPod touch; and now, something else of interest has surfaced.
In a curious video shared by YouTube user doras2 over the weekend, we discern what appears to be a fully-untethered jailbreak running on a 32-bit iPhone 5 handset with iOS 10.2.1 installed on it:
Has Clips, Apple's new video editing app, piqued your interest? If so, good luck downloading it on your iPhone 5/5c or iPad 4. That's because the free of charge video creation app lacks support for 32-bit iOS devices despite requiring the recently-released iOS 10.3, which in itself runs on 32-bit iOS devices.
As first noted by AppleInsider, this could be interpreted as another sign that Apple will stop supporting 32-bit devices when iOS 11 releases later this year.
Apple on Monday issued a minor update to iOS 10.3, which released on March 27, 2017. The new iOS 10.3.1 software update comes with a build number of 14E304 and is recommended for all users. According to release notes accompanying the download, iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The software update can be downloaded over-the-air via Settings → General → Software Update on your iOS device.