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Technology • Smartphones, Hardware & Gadgets
Apple unveils new iPhones, including 5G and MagSafe
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini introduce powerful new innovations and a beautiful design to the world’s best smartphone.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini introduce powerful new innovations and a beautiful design to the world’s best smartphone. Credit: Apple Newsroom

During Tuesday's Apple Event, the company introduced four new phones: iPhone 12, the 12 mini, the 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max, with 5G technology, "ushering in a new era for the world’s best smartphone." The iPhone 12 models also introduce MagSafe, a "high-powered wireless charging and an all-new ecosystem of accessories that easily attach to iPhone."

iPhone 12 starts at $799 and will be available for preorder on October 16 while shipping starts on October 23.

Technology • Smartphones, Hardware & Gadgets
Apple announces event for October, 13
Apple announces event for October, 13
Credit: Apple

Apple has announced an Apple Event for October 13 at 10 am local pacific time which will be online only like the company's last two events. Even though the invitation sent to the press had made no explicit reference to the iPhone 12, it's rumoured that the company will announce their new smartphone during the event.

Technology • Internet & Web
Apple's iOS vulnerable to attack via Zero Day Exploit through prepared emails

Two security vulnerabilities in iOS have been actively exploited for several years. One patch has not yet been applied. Attackers can exploit the vulnerabilities via prepared emails that they send to their victims. Currently, iOS users should no longer use Apple's integrated mail app. Under iOS 12, the attacker email must be opened by the user. However, this e-mail does not contain any content. Under iOS 13, the attack can be carried out in the background without any user interaction. Only the mail app in the mobile operating system is affected. macOS is not affected.