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FBI director says iPhone case will set a precedent

FBI director James Comey has now admitted that the iPhone case will set a precent. According to the Guardian, Comey made the admission when testifying under oath yesterday to a Congress committee. The ultimate outcome of the Apple-FBI showdown is likely to “guide how other courts handle similar requests”, James Comey told a congressional intelligence…

Apple to ramp up iCloud backup encryption and iOS security

Today, the New York Times and Financial Times are reporting that Apple engineers are now actively developing and testing new encryption methods for iCloud backups and iPhone hardware. The goal is to have a device that even Apple couldn’t break in to if they were asked again to create an iPhone backdoor. This would not only close the gate for FBI…

Tim Cook: Apple might not even make a car

In a Fortune interview with Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO suggests that Apple is only dabbling its feet in the car industry, but has yet to commit to such a project. Cook says that while they’ve assembled a high-profile team to work on the project, hiring new employees does not mean the company is committed to the project. We don’t have to spend large amounts…

Apple to launch new iPhone reward program for retail staff

Apple is expected to level off in terms of iPhone sales numbers this next quarter. In an effort to keep those numbers positive, Apple is encouraging Apple Store employees to sell more iPhones though a new rewards program. The program will start on February 21st and end on March 26, according to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. The goal of the program is to push…

Apple faces staggered Apple Pay rollout in China

With the millions of iPhone customers in China, some are reporting that they are unable to register for Apple Pay. Apparently, Apple planned to have a gradual rollout throughout the day, according to an Apple representative. Mashable notes that 38 million bank cards have been linked to Apple Pay by 5PM on launch day. While 10 million of them were…

Apple launches iPhone ‘Trade Up With Installments’ plan to help users upgrade their iPhones in the US

Today Apple is rolling out yet another way to buy an iPhone at an Apple Store. This is in addition to the iPhone Upgrade Program launched alongside the iPhone 6s last year. Right now, on the iPhone Upgrade Program, customers can pay $32 (for the base configuration) a month for a brand new iPhone 6s on a 24-month agreement with an option to upgrade on a…

Apple Pay now available in China through UnionPay partnership

It is currently February 18 in China, and as we noted early in the week, Apple Pay is now officially available in China through a partnership with UnionPay. Apple Pay in China can now be used on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with an eligible UnionPay credit or debit card. Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey told Reuters, “We think…