Apple had another fairly quiet week as the firm gears up for the unveiling of the next set of iPhones. Nevertheless, the news that did hit the headlines about the company was noteworthy, and V3 has a round-up of the key stories below.
FireEye uncovered a security flaw in Apple iOS devices that could allow malicious applications to remain open for an unlimited time while remaining hidden from unsuspecting users.
The flaw, which has been patched by Apple in iOS 8.4.1, allows any iOS application to bypass Apple background restrictions which usually terminate an application after three minutes and prevent applications eavesdropping on users.
Devices running a version previous to iOS 8.4.1 remain open to the vulnerability.
Apple has admitted that a number of iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have faulty iSight camera lenses and is offering a free trade-in for any affected unit.
Apple posted a note on its website acknowledging the problem, although it did not say how many units it believes are affected.
“Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry,” the company said.
Apple has confirmed details of the next iPhone launch event, which will take place at 6pm BST (10am PT) on 9 September in San Francisco.
In an unusual move, the iPhone maker has also revealed that Windows users will be able to watch the live stream of the launch event for the first time.
Normally, anyone wanting to follow the iPhone 6S/7 event online would need to do so via an Apple device, whether an iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. However, Apple has now opened this up to Microsoft users - but only a selected group as opposed to anyone with a Windows device.
The expected arrival of a 12.9in Apple iPad Pro in the coming months will help drive the uptake of larger-screen tablets, particularly in the enterprise market, according to a report by Strategy Analytics.
The firm said that, alongside the likes of the Surface Pro 3 and other 2-in-1 detachables, the iPad Pro will help create a new market for tablets, which will become more about content creation than consumption.
V3 runs through the biggest new features we expect Apple to unveil at its next iPhone event on 9 September.
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