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iPhone Xm Citizens 1 snafu, engineer fired, X orders and sales, Indian warranty, camera privacy loophole


Photos, video show off pre-release unboxing of Apple’s iPhone X — Images and video posted to Twitter on Saturday are said to show units of Apple’s iPhone X preparing to ship —as well as the unboxing of a silver model.

Apple says ‘working hard’ to get iPhone X orders to iPhone Upgrade Program customers after Citizens One snafu — Apple this weekend is contacting iPhone Upgrade Program customers who stayed up, or woke up, to order an iPhone X early Friday only to find the company’s financial partner, Citizens One, was unable to process loan applications.

Apple sacks iPhone X engineer after daughter posts hands-on video to YouTube — Apple has reportedly fired an engineer who worked on iPhone X after his daughter posted a hands-on video of the device to YouTube, breaking the company’s non-disclosure agreement policies. [Thats going to be one tense family dinner!]

This week on AI: iPhone X preorders sell out fast, Apple preps family-friendly TV & more — The iPhone X of course was the leading story this week, instantly selling out of launch-day units when preorders opened on Friday. Rumours also swirled around compromises Apple may have made, and the company’s plans for big-budget TV shows.

Canada’s Rogers sees ‘tremendous’ demand for iPhone X, upgrades iPhone 8 status to ‘good’ — After calling iPhone 8 demand “anemic,” Canadian wireless carrier Rogers Communications on Friday upgraded the smartphone’s status to “good,” while touting interest in iPhone X as “tremendous.”

Apple calls on developers to update apps for iPhone X — Hours after Apple initiated preorders for iPhone X, the company (on Friday) called on developers to submit updated apps built to take advantage of the new flagship’s advanced capabilities – and unique design.

Apple announces non-warranty service pricing for the iPhone X — Apple has updated its website with non-warranty service pricing for the iPhone X. In the United States, Apple will charge flat rates of US$279 for screen repairs on the next gen smartphone and US$549 for any other damage to the device – unless it’s a manufacturing defect covered by Apple’s standard one-year limited warranty. The fees vary in other countries, such as Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
[In New Zealand we are covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act, of course, at home at least, for the accepted life of the device after the standard warranty period ends.]

Apple introduces international iPhone warranty for Indian customers alongside iPhone 8 & X — Apple has reportedly introduced an international warranty for iPhone buyers living in India, letting them get an iPhone outside the country and still receive support at home.

What you need to know about the iOS Camera Access Privacy Loophole — A Google engineer who does security research on the side has found something worrisome about iOS Camera permissions. Felix Krause detailed in a blog post (via The Next Web) how granting permission to an app to use your camera allows that app to take photographs or videos of you without your knowledge. It’s a privacy loophole that could be serious.