Tag Archives: iCloud

Apple denies breach of 600M iCloud accounts from hackers

Apple has officially responded to claims that a group of hackers were able to obtain more than 600 million iCloud accounts. In a statement to Fortune, the company says there are no breaches in its system and that its user data is safe. According to Apple, the data hackers claim to have were from “previously compromised third-party services.”…

Apple purchases iCloud.net domain name, social network associated with site will shut down by end of month

TechCrunch reports that Apple has recently purchased the domain name iCloud.net as one of the remaining pieces related to iCloud that the company does not yet own. While it’s unclear Apple’s intention, the site was previously a Chinese social media site and will be shutdown by the end of this month. For Apple, there’s nothing notable here, but it does…

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…