The 2015 13-inch MacBook Air is normally $999, but Best Buy is now offering it for just $800. This is according to PC World. The article says, “This particular Air comes with a 13.3-inch display with 1440×900 resolution, a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel “Broadwell” Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB onboard storage, SDXC card reader, and a Thunderbolt 2 port. There’s also a MagSafe adapter, two USB 3 ports, and a headphone jack.”
Apple Watch sales are down 55% since the device was launch in 2015. Apple sold 3.6 million units in the first 3 quarters since its debut. Apple sold 1.6 million units just in the last quarter. Experts are expecting a newer refresh of the product next fall. A newer versions of the watchOS will be introduced promising new features and faster performance. Anyone ready for Apple Watch 2?
The FBI paid $1.3 million to hack into the San Bernardino iPhone. This is after Apple refused to open up the iPhone, after the FBI could not access it by brute force due to the security features implemented by Apple. From the Washington Post:
Federal authorities have not publicly revealed who helped the FBI unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, which was at the center of an extended fight between the government and Apple. The Justice Department had maintained that only Apple could help it access the phone without erasing all of its data before abruptly saying it had gotten help from an outside party and no longer needed Apple’s assistance.
According to people familiar with the issue, the FBI cracked the phone with the help of professional hackers who were paid a one-time flat fee. Law enforcement officials have said recently that the FBI has found no links to foreign terrorists on the phone, though they are still hoping that geolocation data on the device could help reveal what the attackers did during an 18-minute period after the shooting.