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    Apple last week news March 21

    Weekly Applesutra Wrap-Up: Scammers Targeting iPhones Through Beta Apps, macOS 12.3 Bricking Macs & More

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    Kshitija Agrawal
    Kshitija Agrawal Mar 21, 2022

    Hello and welcome to this week’s Apple news wrap-up, where we sum up last week’s happenings for you so you don’t have to care about them during the week. This week’s news is pretty important for those of us who like to protect our privacy (and I hope that’s all of us!) so stick around. Read on to find out what happened in Apple news last week and what you might have missed.

    Even iPhones Aren’t Entirely Safe

    Even iPhones have loopholes, and it seems scammers have finally found a way around Apple’s strict app review process on the App Store. Don’t worry, the App Store is as safe as ever. It’s the beta version that’s the weak link. Scammers are apparently distributing malicious apps through Apple’s beta-testing tool TestFlight. Only trust apps and developers you know, folks!

    Update With Caution

    Apple last week released macOS 12.3 to the public, which brought Universal Control, among other features. Apparently, a firmware bug in the update is bricking macs, specifically the 14 & 16-inch MacBook Pros that had their logic boards replaced. This isn’t the first time new updates spelt trouble for mac owners, and it certainly won’t be the last if Apple’s track record is something to go by, so make sure you have a backup before updating your macs. It isn’t a bad idea to check for warnings before updating either.

    Trouble in Apple Park

    Employees at Apple’s HQ in Cupertino, called Apple Park, were evacuated last week after an envelope with an unknown white substance was found. According to a report, a portion of the Apple campus was cleared for what was termed as a “possible hazmat situation”. Thankfully, it was nothing serious, though Apple has not released a statement regarding what the substance was.

    Production Partially Resumes in China

    Lockdown restrictions in Shenzhen, China, have partially lifted, allowing Apple’s iPhone-assembler Foxconn to resume production. This allowance comes under the condition that the employees live and work in a bubble arrangement and adopt a “closed-loop management” system.

    Applesutra Last Week

    Here’s what Applesutra covered last week.

    1. Screencasting 101: Here’s How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV
    2. It’s Finally Here: Here’s How to Use Universal Control on Mac and iPad
    3. The Red “!”: How to Restore Your Apple Watch Firmware With an iPhone

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