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When is the IOS 15 update coming out?

iOS 15 release date: Sept. 2021 Apple revealed iOS 15 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7, as is typical. The new OS was first available for developers to test and became available to download as a public beta on June 30. CNETiOS 15: Release date, features, rumors and more ahead of Apple's event

The iPhone 13 pre order date is now imminent, as the next big Apple Event is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14. The eloquently titled 'California Streaming' event is where we will get the official new product unveilings that fans have been desperate for.

The streaming event, which is expected to include the reveal of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 13, will also most likely include reveals for the AirPods 3 earbuds and Apple Watch Series 7. For those of us waiting specifically for the iPhone 13, however, the wait to get our hands on this sweet new phone is just about over.

We can expect iPhone 13 pre orders from every major UK network and retailer, including EE, Three, Vodafone, O2 and more. Right now we don't have a concrete fixed date as to when you can pre-order the iPhone 13 but it's safe to assume that Apple will announce the exact day during its streaming event.

Right now the latest information about the iPhone 13 pre order date is that it will be September 17, with the Apple AirPods 3 going up for pre order slightly later on September 30th. This information comes via Chinese ecommerce website IT HOME, which has stated that "Apple iPhone 13/Pro will be on sale on September 17th, and AirPods 3 will be on sale on September 30th."

This information tallies with what T3 has heard from its own sources and also lines up with Apple's pre order activity from past launches, so we feel it is accurate. Of course, until Apple officially announces the iPhone 13 pre order date at its event tomorrow we can't be 100 per cent sure.

Until then, you can keep an eye on this page and even receive updates for iPhone 13 pre orders via email by signing up for notifications below.

We'll send you pre-order details and the best Apple iphone 13 deals as soon as they're available.

If previous iPhone launches are anything to go off of, the iPhone 13 will most likely be accessible to everyone via special deals and trade in offers through various networks. Come September 14, expect most major carriers to announce their own iPhone 13 deals and trade in offers.

Some carriers may even offer the iPhone 13 free with special trade in deals, making it even easier (and cheaper) to grab the latest Apple phone. As these offers become available, we'll list the best iPhone 13 deals and offers right here for your convenience. Until then, we'll have to wait patiently for another week to see just what types of iPhone 13 offers will be available.

Deputy Editor for T3.com, Rob has been writing about computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology and more for over 15 years. You can find Rob's work in magazines, bookazines and online, as well as on podcasts and videos, too. Outside of his work Rob is passionate about motorbikes, skiing/snowboarding and team sports, with football and cricket two favourites. Feel free to contact him with any related products, events, and announcements.

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The iPhone 13 pre order date is now imminent, as the next big Apple Event is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14. The eloquently titled 'California Streaming' event is where we will get the official new product unveilings that fans have been desperate for.

The streaming event, which is expected to include the reveal of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 13, will also most likely include reveals for the AirPods 3 earbuds and Apple Watch Series 7. For those of us waiting specifically for the iPhone 13, however, the wait to get our hands on this sweet new phone is just about over.

We can expect iPhone 13 pre orders from every major UK network and retailer, including EE, Three, Vodafone, O2 and more. Right now we don't have a concrete fixed date as to when you can pre-order the iPhone 13 but it's safe to assume that Apple will announce the exact day during its streaming event.

Right now the latest information about the iPhone 13 pre order date is that it will be September 17, with the Apple AirPods 3 going up for pre order slightly later on September 30th. This information comes via Chinese ecommerce website IT HOME, which has stated that "Apple iPhone 13/Pro will be on sale on September 17th, and AirPods 3 will be on sale on September 30th."

This information tallies with what T3 has heard from its own sources and also lines up with Apple's pre order activity from past launches, so we feel it is accurate. Of course, until Apple officially announces the iPhone 13 pre order date at its event tomorrow we can't be 100 per cent sure.

Until then, you can keep an eye on this page and even receive updates for iPhone 13 pre orders via email by signing up for notifications below.

We'll send you pre-order details and the best Apple iphone 13 deals as soon as they're available.

If previous iPhone launches are anything to go off of, the iPhone 13 will most likely be accessible to everyone via special deals and trade in offers through various networks. Come September 14, expect most major carriers to announce their own iPhone 13 deals and trade in offers.

Some carriers may even offer the iPhone 13 free with special trade in deals, making it even easier (and cheaper) to grab the latest Apple phone. As these offers become available, we'll list the best iPhone 13 deals and offers right here for your convenience. Until then, we'll have to wait patiently for another week to see just what types of iPhone 13 offers will be available.

Deputy Editor for T3.com, Rob has been writing about computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology and more for over 15 years. You can find Rob's work in magazines, bookazines and online, as well as on podcasts and videos, too. Outside of his work Rob is passionate about motorbikes, skiing/snowboarding and team sports, with football and cricket two favourites. Feel free to contact him with any related products, events, and announcements.

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Apple issues iOS 14.8 with security update to close spyware flaw

Dark Reading 13 September, 2021 - 06:11pm

Apple on Monday released security updates for its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac computers that close a vulnerability reportedly exploited by invasive spyware built by NSO Group, an Israeli security company. 

The tech giant's security note for iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 says: "Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited." Apple also released WatchOS 7.6.2, MacOS Big Sur 11.6 as well as a security update for MacOS Catalina to address the vulnerability. 

The fix, earlier reported by The New York Times, stems from research done by The Citizen Lab, a public interest cybersecurity group that found a Saudi activist's phone had been infected with Pegasus, NSO Group's most well-known product. According to Citizen Lab, the zero-day zero-click exploit against iMessage, which it nicknamed ForcedEntry, targets Apple's image rendering library and was effective against the company's iPhones, laptops and Apple Watches. 

Citizen Lab, which is based at the University of Toronto, says it determined NSO used the vulnerability to remotely infect devices with its Pegasus spyware, adding that it believes that the exploit has been in use since at least February of this year. It urged all Apple users to immediate update their operating systems.

"Ubiquitous chat apps have become a major target for the most sophisticated threat actors, including nation state espionage operations and the mercenary spyware companies that service them," Citizen Lab said in a report. "As presently engineered, many chat apps have become an irresistible soft target."

News of the security update comes as Apple readies for one of its most important annual events, the fall rollout of new products. On Tuesday, the company is expected to take the wraps off new iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches. Concerns over the security of those products would likely affect sales. 

Apple thanked Citizen Lab for providing a sample of the exploit, which the iPhone maker said wasn't a threat to most of its users.

"Attacks like the ones described are highly sophisticated, cost millions of dollars to develop, often have a short shelf life, and are used to target specific individuals," Ivan Krstić, who runs Apple's security engineering and architecture operations, said in a statement. "While that means they are not a threat to the overwhelming majority of our users, we continue to work tirelessly to defend all our customers, and we are constantly adding new protections for their devices and data."

In July, researchers found evidence of attempted or successful installations of Pegasus on 37 phones of activists, journalists and businesspeople. All but three of the devices were iPhones. Some of the people appear to have been targets of secret surveillance through Pegasus, software that's supposed to be used to pursue criminals and terrorists. The spyware is reportedly capable of accessing and recording texts, videos, photos and web activity as well as passively recording and scraping passwords on a device. 

NSO released a statement late Monday that didn't directly address Apple's update but said it "will continue to provide intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world with life saving technologies to fight terror and crime."

The company, which licenses surveillance software to government agencies, says its Pegasus software helps authorities combat criminals and terrorists who take advantage of encryption technology to go "dark." Pegasus runs secretly on smartphones, providing insight into what their owners are doing. Other companies provide similar software.

CEO Shalev Hulio co-founded the company in 2010. In addition to Pegasus, NSO offers other tools that locate where a phone is being used, defend against drones and mine law enforcement data to spot patterns.

NSO has been implicated in other hacks, including the high-profile hack of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2018. In the same year, a Saudi dissident sued the company for its alleged role in hacking a device belonging to journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered inside the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

See also: Check if your iPhone, iPad is infected with Pegasus spyware with this free tool

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