From the article:
We’ve worked directly with the Apple Security Team since this was discovered leading to the fix rolled in the latest iOS update (8.4.1).
Although this sandbox violation has been patched by Apple, the patch only protects devices which update to iOS 8.4.1; Appthority has identified that up to 70% of iOS devices are not running the latest version of iOS, even several months after an update is issued.
Shouldn't this be named "1/25 of an inch Wave", or "OTFOAIW"?
By their definition, wouldn't be watching a video of a US drone killing innocent people, which happens regularly since years, be a crime as well? I don't know whether such a video actually exists, but I would be curious if media would broadcast it. I'm assuming here, or course, that we accept drone strikes as a form of governmental terrorism.
Over the years, hundreds of civilians have been killed by drone strikes, has this ever been picked up media in a similar way as this incident has been? Maybe media regard drone strikes as a form of terrorism and consider broadcasting it a crime as well...
Android accounts for about 80% of China's mobile
But TFA is about internet usage market share, not sales. See this image for an internet market share graph.
Unfortunately, the article doesn't mention individual numbers, but given that iOS dominates the mobile internet, maybe this is due to Apple's expansion into China.
I've submitted this story as well, even before the OP (not that I'm bitter....), and with additional information regarding China's plans:
Apart from purchase restrictions for central government offices, China will focus on the development of its own OS based on Linux, a move which An Yang, a security expert with Qihoo 360 Technology, said was a necessity although progress has been disappointing. There are several Linux-based OS developed by Chinese companies, such as KylinOS and StartOS, but they have not proved popular. An said the first step is to promote the use of Chinese-designed OS among official users, while their popularity among civilian users will be subject to market forces.
HP recently announced shipping PCs with Kylin pre-installed, while there have been about 4 million downloads of the OS from the website so far.
I wonder what scenario would justify a disk wipe without asking the user first? From an end user point of view, even if those machines were just terminals, I'd find it inacceptable if they were just rebooted without asking me first.
IMHO the actual incompetence is omitting a modal alert and just wiping the disk without asking the user first. Or should I say arrogance?
Android outsells iOS devices for quite some time (years?) now yet this means nothing to Apple, because a) Apple is not in the business of selling an iPhone to everyone and their dog, they're in the business of selling high-end, highly profitable devices to people who can afford them, and b) browser data shows actual internet usage numbers favour Apple at a ratio of 2:1 versus Android, so either Andriod users are too stupid to use their devices, or Android is too complicated/doesn't work, or they just get their Android for free and use it as a feature phone. In any case, it only shows that smart phones are a commodity now, which doesn't mean anything about the future of Apple.
Maybe Computer Science should be in the College of Theology. -- R. S. Barton