iPhone

Right to Repair

Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
Jason Koebler
4.14.19
Hacking

The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code

Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.7.19
CYBER

How Hackers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the complex, underground industry of breaking into iCloud-locked iPhones, which brings together thieves, coders, and hackers from around the world.
Motherboard Staff
2.20.19
Apple

How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
Hacking

Anyone Can Spy on You With FaceTime. Here's How to Turn It Off

A new bug allows anyone to listen in on your iPhone and, for now, there's no fix.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.29.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Teen Who Sold a Kidney for an iPhone Is Now Bedridden for Life

"Why do I need a second kidney? One is enough," said Wang Shangkun, who has since suffered organ failure.
Gavin Butler
1.29.19
Hacking

You Can Now Get $1 Million For Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.7.19
The Weakest Link

How to Securely Get Rid of Your Devices

How to clean out that drawer of old phones, laptops, and hard drives without having to worry about someone getting their hands on your data.
Lucian Constantin
11.27.18
Apple

Yes, Apple and Samsung Have Been Slowing Down Your Phone On Purpose

Both companies are being fined millions in Italy for forcing customers to install updates.
Gavin Butler
10.25.18
Predictive Text Reviews

We Had an iPhone's Predictive Text Review Classic Nu Metal Albums

Apple's algorithms did a better job of explaining Limp Bizkit than we ever could, anyway.
Dan Ozzi
10.12.18
Predictive Text Reviews

We Had an iPhone's Predictive Text Review Kanye West's Albums

Because honestly, who cares enough to write about him anymore?
Dan Ozzi
9.29.18
iPhone

Here’s the First Teardown of the iPhone XS

A Dutch YouTuber tears down the new iPhone XS and reveals that not much has changed from the previous model.
Matthew Gault
9.20.18
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