The week in Apple news: Apple v. FBI, iPad Pro rumors, @AppleSupport on Twitter, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending March 3, 2016.


Apple headlines for the week ending Mar. 3, 2016

It was another week of headlines dominated by Apple’s battle with the FBI. If you are confused by all the happenings, we’re covering the important parts in this FAQ. The FAQ gets updated regularly so you might want to bookmark it as a single point of reference. If you’re tired of Apple versus the FBI, don’t worry. This week’s roundup is filled with Apple headlines that don’t involve backdoors to your iPhone. Just click the link to get more information.

apple legal support

From Macworld’s Susie Ochs:

Amicus, or “friend of the court,” briefs are expected from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, the ACLU, security experts, and others.

UN human rights chief warns of worldwide privacy implications of Apple-FBI case (IDG News Service)
San Bernardino prosecutor raises concerns about ‘cyber pathogen’ in terrorist’s iPhone (IDG News Service)

iphone hack new york

From Macword’s Susie Ochs:

Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled that the All Writs Act isn’t sufficient to order Apple to extract data from a drug dealer’s iPhone.

ipad pro rumor

From Caitlin McGarry:

Apple is gearing up to take the wraps off a new 9.7-inch tablet next month. We thought it was a big upgrade to the iPad Air lineup, but now it looks like the new tablet is actually a pint-sized Pro model.

ethernet osx fix

From Macworld’s Roman Loyola:

Here’s how to get your ethernet woking again if it was affected by Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data 3.28.1.

apple reject diversity plan

From The Guardian’s Danny Yadron and Julia Carrie Wong:

The proposal, which wasn’t expected to pass, failed 94.9% to 5.1%, according to an early tally announced at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting at company headquarters in Cupertino, California.

hacking team

From IDG News Service’s Jeremy Kirk:

The malware is a “dropper,” which is used to plant other software onto a computer. In this case, it appears intended to install Hacking Team’s Remote Control System (RCS).

apple support twitter

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

Apple on Thursday launched @AppleSupport, an account that tries to solve your problems and offers tips on how to use various Apple devices and services. “We’re here to provide tips, tricks and helpful information when you need it most, and if you have a question, well—we’re here to help with that too,” its bio reads.

apple loses samsung appeal

From Macworld’s Nick Mediati:

The US Court of Appeals ruled two Apple patents invalid, saving Samsung from having to pay our $120 million. But this legal drama isn’t over yet.

apple sf office

From Reuters’ Julia Love:

Apple’s new San Francisco office appears to be “just a small adaptation” to some tech workers’ disdain for the commute of at least 90 minutes to the South Bay, said former company executive Jean-Louis Gassee.

Apple Campus 2: March 2016 Progress Update (Duncan Sinfield)

Today's Best Tech Deals

Picked by Macworld's Editors