Purported iOS iBoot source code leaks, potential security issue for iPhones

Motherboard reports this evening that a GitHub user has shared the source code for Apple’s iBoot System, which is the part of the operating system that handles the trusted boot up process. At this point, it’s unclear where this source code came from, and its legitimacy hasn’t been 100 percent confirmed. more… 9to5Mac

Facebook will ask users to rank news source trustworthiness in latest major update

Along with Facebook announcing the first major changes to its News Feed, the social media service will begin ranking news sources based on trustworthiness as it prioritizes information. Rather than determining news source trustworthiness itself, Facebook will let users decide. more… 9to5Mac

Open source ‘Giovanni’ emulator prototype brings Game Boy games to Apple Watch

If you’ve checked the App Store lately via the Apple Watch app, then you’re likely aware of how limited the gaming library is on watchOS. Developer Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan’s prototype Game Boy emulator is looking to help the cause by making a library of Nintendo games available on Apple Watch. The emulator, named Giovanni after a Pokémon villain, […]

Second Source Claims Apple Will Launch 10.5-inch iPad in 2017

A report from the Taiwanese supply chain emerged overnight claiming Apple will release a 10.5-inch “education and enterprise” tablet as part of its iPad line-up next year (via DigiTimes). The 10.5-inch iPad is said to be equipped with Apple’s A10X processor, also expected in next year’s refreshed line-up, with production slated to begin next month. […]

‘Reliable source’ says this year’s iPhone will indeed be called the iPhone 7, no iPhone Pro

With everyone (ourselves included) using the term ‘iPhone 7’ to refer to this year’s iPhone, it can be easy to forget that the name isn’t a given. With the new iPhone expected to be only a minor iteration on the iPhone 6/6s design-wise – effectively a second ‘S’ year – there have been suggestions that […]

Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source

As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects. Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases, bringing Apple programming talent and expertise beyond ‘just’ making apps iOS […]