Tag Archives: iCloud

Apple removes its iCloud Activation Lock checker off of iCloud.com

For an unexplained reason, Apple has removed its iCloud Activation lock checker off of its iCloud web page. The tool used to exist on iCloud.com/activationlock but now redirects to a 404 page. The utility allowed you to type in an IMEI or serial number of an iOS device to figure out if it was Activation Locked. This was especially useful for anyone who…

Verizon customers will be able to use Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices when their iPhone is not nearby in iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3 appears to bring support for Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices for Verizon customers. iOS 10.3 is currently in beta and only available for developers but a public beta should be coming any day now. Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices is already available on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. While not officially documented, Verizon will be joining the…

Apple to move all employees into one campus to unify cloud services

Bloomberg reports that Apple will move all of its cloud service teams into one campus in order to improve product development and software quality. All employees working on Internet services such as Siri, Maps, iCloud, News, and Apple Pay will all be moved into Apple’s main Infinite Loop campus. The move is done to speed up product development and…

Apple announces new 2TB iCloud storage option for $20/month

Apple has today launched a new 2TB iCloud storage option, with roughly 8 days before the company is expected to unveil the new iPhone. The new plan will give users 2TB of iCloud storage and will run them a hefty $19.99 a month. While it may be unrelated, launching a new tier could possibly be tied to the iPhone 7 having a 256GB storage option. This…

Tons of iCloud services down right now

Yesterday, Apple Music was down for some users. Despite Apple never officially admitting such an outage, but now even more iCloud services are down. This includes the iOS and Mac App Stores, Find My Device, iWork for iCloud, calling between devices, and iCloud Photo Library. This time, however, Apple has officially stated via its iCloud System Status…

Latest iOS 9.3 beta now encrypts iCloud backups with device passcode

According to a post on Reddit, users who attempt to restore a device via iCloud backups in iOS 9.3 will be promoted to enter the passcode that was set on the device that created that backup. Earlier reports claimed Apple was working on encrypting iCloud backups in such a way that it didn’t have the key, and this may be the solution they have come up…

WSJ: Apple is working on encrypting iCloud backups

The Wall Street Journal is following suite with several other reports from earlier this year stating that Apple will be encrypting its iCloud backups in a way that even Apple itself could not access the data without the password. While iCloud backups are encrypted right now, Apple holds the key. This means that if the government has a valid warrant, Apple…