This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, the Apple Watch sales now easily exceed those of every single Swiss watch company just as Jony Ive predicted years ago. Plus discussion about Apple's new OS betas, and how one health company is trying to stop Apple's plans over patient records.
Victor and William discuss the new Apple Watch rewards program in selected gyms, what's really going on with WhatsApp and iCloud encryption, and how iPhone demand in India has grown so much that a third factory is opening.
Major messaging app services that offer calls, such as Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp, will have to make major changes to their code base to work properly in iOS 13, a report claims, due to fears from Apple that existing methods used by the apps could be used for data collection purposes.
Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp have co-signed an open letter urging the UK government to abandon what's being called a "ghost protocol" to allow intelligence services to read encrypted messages.
Seriously, Bloomberg used to be a respected publication. However, its latest opinion column on technology has taken the recent WhatsApp security flaw to mean that all security, specifically end-to-end encryption is a "smokescreen" by technology companies.
WhatsApp has silently rolled out a message deletion feature modification in the latest beta, extending the previous deletion window of seven minutes to a bit over an hour to erase messages either sent in error, or only intended to be displayed for a limited period of time.
BlackBerry on Tuesday launched a lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that services like WhatsApp and Instagram deliberately copy features from BlackBerry Messenger, one of the draws of BlackBerry's once-dominant smartphones.
The European Union has fined Facebook 110 million euros — about $122 million — for providing "misleading information" during a 2014 review of its WhatsApp acquisition, which raised concerns about data sharing between the two services.
Following a months-long testing period, Facebook's WhatsApp has enabled two-step account verification as extra security for all users of its mobile messaging app. Here's how to enable the feature on your iPhone.
The security of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service may not be as strong as previously believed, with a reported discovery of a backdoor that potentially allows Facebook see the contents of encrypted messages [updated with statement from WhatsApp].
In a joint press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the interior ministers of France and Germany called on the European Commission to enact laws that would give countries on-demand access to encrypted communications under some circumstances.