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"Jill, here's a lockpick. It might be handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you" -- Barry

It's been a turbulent couple of months for Apple, Inc. (AAPL).  While Apple fans still abound and sales remains strong, the iPhone 5 launch was marred with shocking bugs which included cameraconnectivity, and battery life issues.  And then there was the Maps debacle, which was so bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook personally apologized to fans, telling them to use Google Inc.'s (GOOG) superior (or functional) products.  There've been shareholder lawsuits over Apple's profit hording and a dramatic plunge in stock prices after margins slid in Q4 2012.

Now there is a security flaw in iOS 6.1 that allows users to simply punch in a series of virtual and hard button presses to unlock an iPhone, bypassing the security passcode.  The instructions are seen below in the YouTube video by VideosDeBarraquito:
 

A text version of the unlock is as follows:

First part:
-Go to emergency call, push down the power button and tap cancel.
-Dial 112 and tap green and inmediately (sic) red.
-Go to lock screen.

Ok...ready for second part:
-Go to passcode screen.
-Keep pushing down the power button ...1...2...3...seconds and before showing the slider "turn off"...tap the emergency call button and ...voilá!
-Then without releasing the power button press the home button and ready...

With Apple currently working on fixing a Microsoft Exchange bug that it also introduced with iOS 6.1, it's unknown if this exploit will be patched at the same time.

Sources: YouTube, Gizmodo UK



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By Tony Swash on 2/15/2013 7:45:32 AM , Rating: -1
As far as I can say your position is that if Apple stop coming out with great products, if they stop improving those products in ways that matter to end users, if they stop innovating, then Apple will see it's sales suffer at some point. In other words if Apple stop being Apple they will be in trouble. I think we agree.

I think our difference is that you think there are signs all around that somehow Apple has lost it's mojo, and I don't. Time will tell which one of us is right.


By retrospooty on 2/15/2013 8:23:29 AM , Rating: 4
"As far as I can say your position is that if Apple stop coming out with great products, if they stop improving those products in ways that matter to end users"

I think your "rosed over" glasses cloud what you think. What I am saying is they havent been "innovating" lately and if the next iPhone comes out with just a faster CPU and few other minor improvements, but the same 4 inch non-HD screen like the last several iPhones they will start to be passed over by high end phone buyers. Todays Androids are just way better. In other words, Apple needs to do something interesting and different with the iPhone that they havent done since 2007. In other other words, the world, the reviewers and their mothers are all catching on that the iPhone is no longer the best phone around, it isnt even close to the top of the list.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/2013 8:34:48 AM , Rating: 5
Apple never had "mojo". They survive on gimmicks because they have a massive fanbase who believes they are buying a social movement, not a device.

iPhone 4S - Terrible phone that didn't even have 4G, which WAS standard at the time of release for 'halo phones'. How did it sell so good? The gimmick of Siri. Yeah remember Siri? It was supposed to "revolutionize" the way you used your phone. Riiiight. It's a glorified Google Voice app. And to further crank up the gimmick, users were told that Siri magically couldn't work on their older phones.

iPad Mini - Jesus, where to begin? We take a bunch of iPad 2 parts leftover, and throw it in a smaller iPad. Errr brilliant? Speaking of "mojo", this is a brand new tablet and the display isn't even "retina". But iTards buy it anyway because...because it's Apple.


By Piiman on 2/16/2013 10:13:54 AM , Rating: 2
"I think our difference is that you think there are signs all around that somehow Apple has lost it's mojo, and I don't. Time will tell which one of us is right."

There are signs you're just too much of a fanboy to see them. You will never admit Apple has done wrong no matter how much time passes or how much their stock value drops. You are the very poster child of what a iFANBOY is.


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads














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