A leak might’ve revealed when Apple plans to hold its biggest event of 2018

WWDC 2018 Date

It goes without saying that Apple’s annual September iPhone event is the company’s most hotly anticipated press conference of the year. The iPhone is one of the most successful consumer electronics products in history, and people spend the entire year waiting for new iPhone models to be made official in the late summer. In terms of size, however, there’s another Apple event that is far larger than the company’s iPhone unveiling each year.

We’re talking about the annual Worldwide Developer Conference, or WWDC, of course. Apple kicks off WWDC each year with a big keynote, during which the company unveils the next versions of its various software platforms including iOS and macOS, and there are even a few new products unveiled here and there. We still have a while to go before Apple sends out invitations to WWDC 2018 and confirms the dates for the show in the process, but an Apple blog did some detective work and likely revealed exactly when the conference will take place this year.

WWDC is a hugely important event each and every year, but WWDC 2018 is particularly important. Apple has always been known for quality and consistency when it comes to software, but iOS 11 has been anything but typical for Apple. The latest mobile software from Cupertino has been riddled with bugs, security flaws, memory management issues, and other problems that have been driving users crazy. Thankfully, rumor has it that Apple is making it a priority to refine things in iOS 12. In fact, multiple reports have suggested that Apple is delaying some new features until next year in order to ensure iOS 12 fixes all of the issues that have marred iOS 11.

So, when can we expect iOS 12 to finally be unveiled? According to some sleuthing, this year’s WWDC 2018 keynote will be held on June 4th.

MacRumors has a source who says this WWDC 2018 will take place at McEnery Convention Center, which is the same location Apple chose for WWDC 2017 last year. And of course, WWDC takes place in June each year. Well, the blog did some digging and found that McEnery Convention Center is booked during every single week of June except for the first week, which suggests that WWDC 2018 will begin on June 4th, the first Monday in June.

Nothing is confirmed until Apple sends out invitations to the press, of course, but odds are looking good that we’ll see iOS 12 along with everything else Apple has planned for WWDC 2018 unveiled during a keynote presentation on June 4th.

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Facebook Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown

Date: Monday, Feb. 12

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

Date: Monday, Feb. 12

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Time: 8 pm PT / 11 pm ET

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iPhone’s ‘Biggest Leak in History’ Causes Massive Security Stir

Apple has issued a DMCA takedown notice in response to someone leaking the secret source code of iOS 9 onto web-based hosting service GitHub, according to Motherboard.

While iOS 9 is a few years old, this is still a huge security risk for the company. Some of the code happens to be for iBoot, which is used in all of the company’s smartphones.

This bootloader software is activated when you power up your iPhone. The software also verifies iOS and ensures that the handset turns on smoothly. It’s essentially a security check process and is one of the first things to happen you switch your iPhone on. And it’s certainly of interest to hackers.

The identity of the poster is unknown, but it’s likely that they shared the source code in order to stir a security heartache for the American tech giant.

Since identifying the incident, Apple has issued a takedown notice. However, as BetaNews points out, it seems that other copies have made their away across the internet.

The source code was originally published on Reddit about four months ago. But Apple is only now attempting to wipe it from public view.

In terms of motivations, it’s likely that people are sharing the code so cyber crooks can gain access to iOS devices and spread malware infections.

The Cupertino-based company hasn’t commented on the situation, but the DMCA notice certainly demonstrates that the firm is worried about the code and that it is the real deal.

On accessing the GitHub posting, you’re greeted with the following statement: “Repository unavailable due to DMCA takedown.”

“This repository is currently disabled due to a DMCA takedown notice. We have disabled public access to the repository. The notice has been publicly posted.”

“If you are the repository owner, and you believe that your repository was disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification, you have the right to file a counter notice and have the repository reinstated.”

It added: “Our help articles provide more details on our DMCA takedown policy and how to file a counter notice. If you have any questions about the process or the risks in filing a counter notice, we suggest that you consult with a lawyer.”

Speaking to tech blog Motherboard, iOS and Mac OSX writer Jonathan Levin said:
“This is the biggest leak in history. It’s a huge deal.”

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