The buzz surrounding tomorrow's Apple media event has reached a fever pitch. The company is expected to launch a highly anticipated update to the 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the iPhone SE. Besides the deluge of rumors surrounding the event, more leaks seem to have confirmed major changes in the iPhone 7 camera design, speakers and ports. Read on for more on this news and other highlights from the week in Apple.
Tomorrow is the big day. Apple will host a special media event and several new products are expected. For one, the 9.7-inch iPad will be updated and gain the "Pro" moniker to go along with its many new features. New Apple Watch bands, iOS 9.3 and an update to watchOS and tvOS are also in the works.
Quite possibly the biggest news is the upcoming iPhone SE. This update to the 4-inch form factor iPhone is rumored to look much like the iPhone 5s, while packing many of the latest internals from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Here is a complete roundup of what we know about the iPhone SE.Anyone interested in watching the event live can now grab the Apple Events app on Apple TV, in addition to watching on a variety of desktop and mobile platforms.
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Significant changes are coming to the next generation iPhone this fall. Parts are starting to show up, such as this alleged iPhone 7 battery, which would bring capacity back in line with the iPhone 6 at 7 watt-hours. The iPhone 6s battery is just slightly smaller at 6.6 watt-hours.
More dramatically, a leaked case design points to stereo speakers on the iPhone 7 and elimination of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Should the case prove to be real, it also illustrates a change to the camera area, with a larger opening that sits lower on the back of the iPhone case. Could this be space allocated for a dual-lens camera?
In addition to running on any iOS device, Sonic the Hedgehog can now be installed on the Apple TV. SEGA also plans to add Apple TV capability to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on March 24, and Sonic CD on March 31. All three classic titles have been optimized in their original 16-bit splendor. Since they are all universal apps, each Sonic game can be purchased once and installed on any iOS device or Apple TV associated with the same Apple ID. Purists may want to invest in a third-party controller, however the game is playable with the Siri Remote.
AceDeceiver uses Apple's FairPlay DRM system to deliver malware to iOS devices. Three wallpaper apps have been detected and removed from the App Store, as they contained the malicious code. Now that the threat has been contained on the App Store, Windows users must be vigilant. For one, do not install a Windows utility named Aisi Helper as this could install malicious apps on a connected iOS device.
In fact, any software that promises to deliver cracked apps, iPhone disk utilities, or jailbreak tools (apart from thoroughly vetted packages such as Pangu or iExplorer) should be avoided. Security researchers will be watching to see if AceDeceiver styled attacks continue to surface.