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Apple's iOS 10.3 patches mobile Safari bug used in ransomware campaign

Nefarious actors using a mobile Safari exploit to extort iTunes gift cards from unwitting iOS device users will need to look elsewhere, as Apple patched the web browser flaw as part of Monday's iOS 10.3 update.

Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app ratings, developers can respond to reviews

With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.

Video recap: Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2

Apple this week issued firmware updates for its major platforms, introducing all new features like Find My AirPods for iOS and Theater Mode for Apple Watch, as well as bringing Night Shift to Mac.

Facebook hires former Apple designer Michael Hillman to take charge of VR hardware at Oculus

Facebook is taking on Michael Hillman -- a person with 15 years at Apple, including key work on the company's Mac desktops -- as the head of hardware at its Oculus VR division.

Lengthy iOS 10.3 install time likely due to conversion to new Apple File System

Early adopters of the full iOS 10.3 release are seeing lengthy install processes, with multiple device reboots -- probably as a result of the shift to Apple's new APFS.

Apple adds Touch ID security in updated iOS, macOS versions of Numbers, Pages & Keynote

Alongside macOS 10.12.4 Sierra and iOS 10.3 releases, Apple has also updated its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps with Touch ID authentication, and assorted bug fixes.

Apple releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 & tvOS 10.2 updates

In addition to iOS 10.3, Apple on Monday released macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, watchOS 3.2 with SiriKit and Theater Mode, and lastly tvOS 10.2, featuring smaller enhancements.

Apple opens developer lottery registration for WWDC 2017 tickets

Starting immediately and extending through Friday morning, developers can now sign up for the ticket lottery for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose.

Rumor: Siri to get iMessage integration, adapt to user habits in 'iOS 11'

Apple is planning a slate of Siri updates for "iOS 11" which should include things like more adaptive AI and integration with iMessage and iCloud, according to a rumor stemming from an Israeli site.

Apple's 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report reveals 2.4M workers taught rights, carbon emissions cut

The welfare of workers employed by Apple's partners is continuing to improve, according to the iPhone producer's latest annual Supplier Responsibility Report, with the firms audited also found to be following its lead in becoming more environmentally friendly with their production processes.

Wells Fargo to offer Apple Pay-based ATM transactions later in 2017

In launching smartphone-based ATM transactions across the U.S. on Monday, Wells Fargo simultaneously announced plans for NFC support "later this year," including Apple Pay.

UK official calls for government access to encrypted iMessage, WhatsApp messages

Apple and other tech companies must provide government intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, the United Kingdom's Home Secretary declared in the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, claiming there must be "no place for terrorists to hide" from surveillance.

Apple CEO Tim Cook tapped to advise President Trump's 'Office of American Innovation'

On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new White House agency dubbed the "Office of American Innovation," staffed by former business executives and advised by current ones -- among them Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update to developers, one day after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.4, which introduced Night Shift for the Mac. macOS Sierra 10.12.5 can be downloaded through the Apple...Show More Summary

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3.2 update to developers, just one day after introducing iOS 10.3, which included features like a new Find My AirPods feature and Apple File System. Registered developers can download...Show More Summary

Questionable Rumor Claims Siri iCloud Integration and Contextual Learning Coming in iOS 11

Siri is set to gain contextual learning abilities and deep integration with iMessage and iCloud in iOS 11, according to an unverified rumor shared by Israeli site The Verifier. Citing information "received directly from the development...Show More Summary

JavaScript-Based Safari Ransomware Exploit Patched in iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3, released to the public this morning, fixes a bug that allowed scammers to attempt to extort money from iOS users through a JavaScript pop-up in Safari. As explained by mobile security firm Lookout (via Ars Technica), the scammers...Show More Summary

Analyst Suggests Third-Generation Apple Watch Will Include Cellular Connectivity

Based on supply chain analysis following a trip to Asia, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Christopher Rolland (via Barron's) believes Apple's third-generation Apple Watch may introduce cellular connectivity, a feature that's beenShow More Summary

10.5-Inch iPad Pro Entering Limited Production, But Spring, WWDC, or Fall Launch Remains Unclear

Apple's manufacturing partners will begin limited production of the rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro this month, according to IHS Markit analyst Rhoda Alexander, who spoke with Forbes over the weekend. At this point, however, it remains unclear...Show More Summary

Low-Cost iPad Not Among the New iPad Models Spotted in Device Logs Earlier This Month

Back in mid-March, mobile marketing company Fiksu spotted four new iPad identifiers in its device data, hinting at the imminent release of new hardware. We did indeed see a new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad introduced via press release on Tuesday,...Show More Summary

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