Apple reveals unencrypted heart of iOS 10 code

Last week the tech firm released a preview version of iOS 10.

Its kernel - the central component that controls how software is processed by a device's hardware - was unencrypted.

The move should make it easier for researchers to flag flaws that could otherwise be exploited by hackers.

However, the BBC understands that was not Apple's motivation for making the change.

Even so, experts say it could make it harder for organisations to keep secret techniques they have used to overcome privacy measures on iPhones and iPads.

China rules against Apple over iPhone patent claim

The iPhone 6 and 6S models are similar to Shenzhen Baili's little-known 100C phone, the authority ruled.

In theory, this could lead to iPhone sales being halted in Beijing but sales continue as Apple has appealed to a higher court.

The tech giant said the handset is still available throughout China.

Apple leak reveals 'Edgeless display' new iPhone

That’s the conclusion many are drawing after credible leak after credible leak revealed a device that’s a minimal upgrade on the iPhone 6S. But there might just be a very good reason for this…

Samsung asks supreme court to throw out $399 million judgement

South Korea-based Samsung on Monday appealed a $399 million judgment for illegally copying patented aspects of the look of Apple's iPhone, the latest round in a long-running fight between the two tech-industry giants.

'Harry Potter' E-books come to life in new Apple edition

The seven books are getting a makeover with more than 200 new illustrations in enhanced e-books made for Apple devices. More than half of the illustrations are animated or interactive, with such touches as a golden snitch from Quidditch matches flying away as you tap it on the screen. Series creator J.K. Rowling also goes deeper into some of the characters and story lines with a handful of pop-up annotations.

Apple sets new record with 13 million iPhones sold

"Sales for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple's history," CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. "Customers' feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos."

Last year, Apple sold 10 million units and prior to that 9 million units in 2013. This year Apple released the new iPhone model in China on day one, which helped increase its sale numbers significantly.

Following Apple's lead, Samsung plans Phone Leasing Program

The South Korean electronics giant is planning to launch a program for leasing its Galaxy phones in the U.S. market, similar to the one Apple announced just weeks ago, according to an industry executive with knowledge of Samsung’s plans. Samsung may be launching this leasing program in the next several months, although that timeline may accelerate, the executive said.

“It’s a no brainer why they wouldn’t do this,” the source said.

iPhone 7 rumoured to boast six-core chip

Reports circulating on Chinese social network Weibo suggest that the handset will be powered by a processor with six cores, according to AppleInsider.

This would be quite a jump for Apple, considering the current-generation A9 chipset powering the iPhone 6S packs only two cores.

Samsung, TSMC and Intel are among the component makers said to be jostling for the rights to produce the A10 processor for Apple.

Apple warns Pope could delay iPhone 6S

Apple has warned that Pope Francis's impending visit to New York could stop the city's residents receiving their iPhone 6S pre-orders in time for this Friday's launch.

With traffic restrictions being placed on the bustling city during the pontiff's stay, it is expected that couriers will be unable to meet all delivery needs on the day.

Apple Watch help save teen's life

Having suffered chest and back pain following a football training session, Massachusetts resident Paul Houle used his Apple Watch to keep tabs on his heart rate.

With the wearable revealing his vital signs remained at an alarmingly high 145bpm for two hours after practice, Houle went to hospital where he was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis - a condition triggered by exercise that can cause muscles to deteriorate and seep proteins.