Apple’s Autonomous Car Application

We submitted a Public Record Act (PRA) request for the application. And we got it. Here it is. Autonomous Vehicle Tester (AVT) Program Application for Manufacturer's Testing Permit by Mikey Campbell on Scribd We redacted some personal information such as the VIN numbers etc.

Turkey asked FBI & Apple For Help

On 19 December 2016, Andrei Karlov’s, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, was assassinated by Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, an off-duty Turkish policeman. An iPhone 4s device was recovered from the killer. Turkish authorities has not successfully accessed the data stored on Karlov’s iPhone. A government source told us that Turkey has officially requested Apple’s assistance. An official … Read more

Turkey Bans Uber

The Turkish government has ordered a ban on the Uber taxi service in Turkey because the Government said Uber has been offering an illegal taxi service rather than a ridesharing programme. MacReports obtained a copy of the order and confirmed its authenticity. Furthermore, the Uber drivers and passengers in Turkey will face stiff penalties.  To stop the Uber services, the … Read more

Turkey & Russia Want to Unlock iPhone of Russian Ambassador’s Killer (Updated)

On December 19, Andrei Karlov, the ambassador to Turkey, was killed in Ankara by an off-duty police officer in a terrorist attack, as the ambassador gave a speech at an art gallery in Ankara. The killer bypassed the security checks by showing his police ID, pretending that he was Karlov’s official bodyguard . The shooter was killed by Turkish special … Read more

Lufthansa Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Lufthansa has banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to concerns that their batteries could explode. A Lufthansa spokesperson told us: Lufthansa prohibits the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board its aircraft for security reasons. The phone has to be completely switched off and may not be charged. This was … Read more

Apple Closed Its Retail Stores in Turkey

An attempted military coup in Turkey failed. Turkish Officials say the coup attempt is over. At least 90 people were killed and 1,154 wounded. This coup attempt raised fears that Turkey. Apple has two retail stores in Turkey: Zorlu Center and Akasya.  We learned that these stores were closed today for two days until Monday for security reasons. … Read more

New Apple Patent May Point To Future Water Friendly Devices – Self Drying Technology

An Apple patent published on Tuesday suggests the company is interested in water resistant electronic devices. While iPhones are not completely waterproof, Apple made the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices nearly waterproof. However Granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 9,367,100 for a “Electronic devices with submersion detection circuitry” details a barometric … Read more

White House Petition To Stop FBI Court Order

Apple fans are calling for halting “efforts that compel Apple and other device makers to create a “backdoor” for the Government to access citizens data”. This petition has been launched at the White House. It addresses President Barack Obama. The petition says: The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security … Read more

Apple Has Sold More Than 1.5 Billion iDevices

Apple has crossed a major milestone. Apple has sold a little more that 1,5 billion units of iPhone, iPad and iPod combined since the release of the iPhone in 2007 . Specifically, Apple sold: 896,548,000 iPhone 308,150,000 iPad 297,828,000 iPod Total: 1,502,526,000 devices This is significant. This is like 3 out of 10 persons in the world … Read more