TiOSS 370 - Russia has Your Face

Submitted by Michael Johnston on July 21, 2019 - 1:11am

iOS 13 beta discussion, leaked iPhone parts, iCloud data harvesting, and more on this week's episode of The iOS Show! Show notes can be found at theiOSshow.com. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, send an email to feedback at theiosshow.com!

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Stuff mentioned:

  • Apple Releases Third Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS
    • Third public beta, 10 days after the 2nd
    • 1 day after the 4th dev beta
    • iPadOS greatness
      • Multitasking greatness and confusion
      • Sidecar
      • New stylus stuff
      • Screen shots
      • New 3D touch like stuff
      • Notification center on home
      • Shortcuts in share sheet
      • New scroll bars
  • Leaked Photos of Alleged 2019 iPhone Logic Board Surface
    • Standard rectangular design, so likely for XR successor
    • XS successor expected to have L-shaped
    • XR expected to have
      • dual-lens rear camera system
      • New green and lavender colors
      • 4GB RAM
      • Two-way wireless charging
  • Israeli Security Firm Claims Spyware Tool Can Harvest iCloud Data in Targeted iPhone Attack - MacRumors
    • According to Financial Times
    • Pegasus spyware sold by NSO Group
    • Targets data uploaded to cloud
    • Works on iPhones and Android
    • Copies the authentication keys of services such as Google Drive, Facebook Messenger and iCloud
    • Grants open-ended access without prompting 2-step verification
  • Apple Temporarily Disables Walkie-Talkie App for Apple Watch Due to Eavesdropping Vulnerability
    • According to TechCrunch
    • Apple issued a statement
    • Was just notified about the vulnerability and temporarily disabled the Walkie-Talkie functionality while a fix is developed
    • "We were just made aware of a vulnerability related to the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch and have disabled the function as we quickly fix the issue. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and will restore the functionality as soon as possible. Although we are not aware of any use of the vulnerability against a customer and specific conditions and sequences of events are required to exploit it, we take the security and privacy of our customers extremely seriously. We concluded that disabling the app was the right course of action as this bug could allow someone to listen through another customer’s iPhone without consent. We apologize again for this issue and the inconvenience"
  • AirPods 3 With Water Resistance Expected to Launch Later This Year
    • According to research note this week, shared by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    • Will include IP-rated water resistance
    • Likely be released in time for the holiday shopping season
    • May also feature some unspecified design enhancements
  • Apple's Rainbow Logo May Return to Some New Products as Early as This Year
    • According to a "well-connected MacRumors tipster"
    • Apple may reintroduce the classic rainbow logo on some products as soon as this year
    • Cites corporate Apple employee
    • Not sure which products might be involved, but the Mac would be a good candidate
    • Debuted on the Apple II computer in 1977 and was widely used until 1998
  • Apple Relaunches 'Texas Hold'Em' Game to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of App Store
    • To celebrate the App Store's 10th anniversary
    • completely redesigned, rebuilt, and re-rendered the game to use high-resolution graphics, as well as added new characters, more challenging gameplay, and many other new features
  • Mass Production of iPad 7 Said to Begin This Month, Followed by 16-Inch MacBook Pro in Fourth Quarter
    • Mass production of a new iPad will begin in July
    • according to a supply chain report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News today
    • Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the exclusive backlight module supplier for both the new iPad 
    • iPad likely refers to the rumored 10.2-inch model, expected to succeed the 9.7 iPad
    • (So there will be a iPad 7 (10.2") and "new" iPad (10.5", non-Pro) ¯\_(ツ)_/

iDevice Picks:

Jeff - Star Trek Picard trailer
Michael - Apple Watch Series 4