Plenty of Chatter About a New iPhone [telecom]

Plenty of Chatter About a New iPhone


We're just weeks away from the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5, according to an Apple employee who asked not to be named because he was not allowed to speak publicly for the company.

As the excitement for Apple's latest product revs up, chatter about the phone is starting to fly around the Web at warp speeds.


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Well, gush, isn't it just super?

There was a time when the members of the "professional" press were expected to maintain some detachment from the industry they reported on.

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Monty Solomon
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The last news line at the above URL is:

" According to Apple, 200 million people have stored their credit " card information on iTunes.

That should be "... 200 million foolish people ..."

How many times have Apple's servers been hacked? According to a Google search ("when was apple hacked"), the last time was over the July 4, 2011 weekend. Have people already forgotten the SONY Playstation hacks earlier this year?

On June 6, 2011, the iTunes systems were hacked and credit card info was retrieved per:


This article:

suggests Apple's security is lax.

Entrusting one's finances to so-called "smart phones" and online vendors seems like a dumb idea.

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Bruce "Secrets and Lies" Schnier is fond of pointing out that online commerce only works because people know that their liability for credit-card fraud is $300 at worst (at least in the U.S.), and also know that most banks will call them if any large, unusual charge shows up.

Schnier has predicted that improvements in network and server security will be driven by the insurance industry, which is, after all, the party with the biggest stake in the game.

Bill Horne Moderator

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