You may have heard tell of there being a wee bit of a privacy breach involving the iPad yesterday. The short of it is that a whole lot of iPad 3G users had their Email addresses and the ICC-ID information thrown out into the open air for everyone to see.
Who's to blame for the breach? There seem to be two different camps on this issue growing in the Apple blogosphere: One blaming Apple, the other blaming AT&T.
Over the past few weeks, an AT&T security breach has been exposed on over 114,000 3G iPads. Goatse Security, the Hacker group that performed the atrocity, bragged about it to the Gawker network. The group apparently tinkered with an AT&T website-side script that would send them the e-mail addresses associated with the ICC-IDS of the SIM cards located in the iPads. The group then managed to collect a large number of personal information, including some high profile accounts like that of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The WWDC 2010 conference hasn't even started yet and it is believed that there will be an announcement during the conference keynote about the next generation iPhone. The lack of a new iPhone announcement hasn't stopped AT&T from starting to adjust user eligibility requirements for an iPhone upgrade for a number of customers.
Tomorrow is the big day, and we're sure you will all be glued to your Twitter feeds and this site hitting refresh refresh refresh for all the latest and greatest news from the WWDC and especially Steve Jobs' keynote address. We all know the fourth generation iPhone handset will be officially announced at the event, but will it go on sale on the floor as some have speculated? And what about iPhone OS 4.0? Will we be getting that tomorrow too?
Only time will tell, so while you wait don't just sit there twiddling your thumbs, enjoy the best of Mac|Life from the previous week.
Rumor has it that AT&T is considering selling the iPad 3G data plan without the prerequisite of an actual iPad over the weekend. The catch is that you'd have to use it with your iPad, once you actually get it.
Now that AT&T has reveled its new pricing structure for iPhone data, we wondered just what we could do with our iPhones with the new data caps. While the new 2GB cap has increased anger directed towards AT&T, in reality most of us never even come close to the 2GB cap.
To help illustrate just how much data you need to use while on AT&T's 3G network in order to hit the 200MB and 2GB data caps, we made some semi-fancy infographs of our favorite iPhone network-using features.
It’s the classic “good news, bad news” scenario: iPhone users are about to get cheaper data plans and tethering (finally!), but AT&T is making good on their long-threatened plans to cap your data usage.