Taking a look returned at some other week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes greater records and dates on the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new photos of the handset, the capability design flaw within the iPhone 6 and six Plus, the severely compromising 0-day flaw in iOS, why new apps need to be free, Microsoft’s new keyboard for iOS, Siri gaining greater intelligence, and the Apple 1 that wasn’t well worth 1,000,000 dollars.

Apple Loop is right here to remind you of most of the very many discussions which have taken place around Apple during the last seven days (and you could examine the weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).

IPhone 7 release Date Approaching

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will soon be here, and the results of the brand new devices’ arrival is being felt in every street of the smartphone world. With multiple proposed dates for the reveal, pre-orders, and retail income, the consensus has been building. Now noted tipster Evan Blass has locked inside the dates for his target audience, he could be very confident that the iPhone 7 will move on sale on Friday September sixteenth 2016.


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Pre-orders via the online Apple Keep are expected to start on September 9th – and if you have your heart set on one in all the bigger potential gadgets or the brand new electric blue coloration scheme I’d endorse which you get your pre-order in as fast as viable due to the fact shares are traditionally low on the better-give up gadgets at launch.

The principle event with the reveal of the brand new iPhone own family is still predicted to be September 7th.

Jimmy Lin poses with the iPhone 7 Plus. Photo credit score: Yeah1

iPhone 7 Noticed Out-of-doors Cupertino

At the side of these principal public milestones. This week noticed our first capability look at Apple’s new handset within the form of a posed exposure shot from Taiwanese pop megastar Jimmy Lin. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly alternatives up the story and wonders just how true this can be:
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The photo (attained by using Yeah1) shows Lin in a cafe and the handset fits up precisely with what severa leaks have again and again stated we must anticipate: an iPhone 6-stimulated design with a twin digital camera system…

However, what actually gets my interest right here is Lin’s track record. Whilst there’s surely a detail of self exposure to Lin’s iPhone antics, the popstar has been doing this for 4 years now and has never had a miss.

More info here on Forbes.

1Touchgate Arrives at the iPhone 6 and six Plus

The crew at famous third-party repairers and physical hackers iFixit have accumulated records on a capacity layout flaw inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This is main to the loss of the touchscreen’s capability and a grey bar of lost information on the top of the display:

iFixit claims the mistake isn’t always in the touchscreen, But in two of the touchscreen controller chips at the common sense board of the smartphones which interpret the touch occasions from the display screen for the software. The chips are slowly being leveraged faraway from the circuit board thru the flexing within the tool. Apple has moved these chips to a specific place within the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

While it’s miles not likely to derail the iPhone 7 release, it’s a poor story in an effort to know not be welcomed inside Cupertino:

The timing of this story is one of the worst viable moments within the iPhone’s yearly product cycle. The release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is anticipated to be in much less than two weeks’s time. The net is hungrily looking for data at the iPhone to decide if Apple’s handset will be their next buy, or if they look closer to a number of progressive Android handsets including Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Aspect or Be aware 7. Alternatively they may encounter testimonies of faults that show up lengthy after buy, with Apple not presenting repairs, and the (incorrect) delusion of digital gadgets being designed to last until simply after the assurance duration expires.

Apple iPhone SE (Photo: Ewan Spence)

Apple’s Rapid Repair Of 3 zero-Day Exploits

Additionally, causing issues for Apple’s PR group this week changed into iOS. Version 9.three.four of the mobile running gadget changed into already experiencing problems with voice dictation (greater right here) before it turned into found out that 3 formerly unknown zero-day exploits might be chained together to jailbreak any iPhone and install malware on the tool. Whilst the voice dictation issue will need to wait, Apple has rolled out iOS nine.3.5 to shut off the Three exploits in the OS:

Thankfully Apple can roll out a security fix in an iOS replace in a very brief period – if this had been an Android problem the rollout of a patch would have been a long way extra torturous across more than one SKUs, manufacturers, and carriers. It’s a totally thin silver lining, However it’s one which Apple must be proud of (and the results ought to preserve Android’s development crew wide awake in a cold sweat).

Though that have to no longer distract from the truth that the previously ‘impregnable’ software running on thousands and thousands of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch gadgets round the sector were left exposed. Although a user motion is required to open up a honeytrap web page, after that point the Three exploits can be activated with now in addition consumer input required for the malware to be established.