Russia-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab today said that while „hardware supply chain attacks are a reality,“ evidence suggests Bloomberg Businessweek’s report about Chinese intelligence tampering with server motherboards manufactured by Apple’s former supplier Supermicro is „untrue.“
Apple data center Kaspersky Lab said the report „should be taken with a grain of salt“ in its 14-page analysis of the alleged attack, obtained by MacRumors:
The stories published by Bloomberg in October 2018 had a significant impact. For Supermicro, it meant a 40% stock valuation loss. For businesses owning Supermicro hardware, [...]
Today’s leaks from Apple’s XML sitemap have revealed a flurry of product announcements we can expect at the company’s upcoming Gather Round event, including details of new iPhones and Apple Watch models.
On the flip side, the XML file also suggests which rumored products we shouldn’t expect to be revealed later today. Most conspicuous is the absence of new iPad Pro and Mac models, which history suggests will now appear at a separate October event.
There’s also the matter of Apple’s long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat, which likewise doesn’t feature in Apple’s sitemap, and that could be bad news for customers [...]
Google today sent out invitations to members of the media for a „Made by Google“ event that’s set to be held in New York City on Tuesday, October 9.
At the event, Google is likely to unveil its Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, which will be competing with the trio of new iPhones that Apple is set to unveil next week.
It's official, Google sends out invites for its annual event https://t.co/3YOk9wsQnq pic.twitter.com/1L5wzy7YEU
— CNET (@CNET) September 6, 2018
Details about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have already leaked thanks to multiple hardware units and images that have surfaced [...]
Dutch media is reporting that an Apple Store at Leidseplein in Amsterdam was briefly evacuated today, likely after an iPad battery overheated.
Image Credit: AS Media At 2:20 p.m. local time on Sunday afternoon, the Amsterdam fire department tweeted that crews were on the scene. The tweet added that there was „no smoke“ at the store, but „three people with breathing problems.“
A spokesperson for the fire department said „there is probably a leaking battery pack,“ according to Dutch broadcaster AT5 and NH Nieuws. The incident was also reported by Dutch blog iCulture, which alerted us to the story.
Employees immediately [...]