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iPhone Facetime’s Hack

Update: Apple released iOS 12.1.4 that fixes FaceTime security flaw that let people eavesdrop in on you or even see your camera without your authorization. Feel free to go to Settings > General > Software update to do the update now.

You would never expect a large firm like Apple would let you eavesdrops on another person’s iPhone. But yesterday social media went crazy discussing how easy it is to do just that.

Basically you can call another person’s iPhone and eavesdrop or even see a video without the other person’s accepting it.

Apple acknowledge that it’s a bug in their Facetime software system and even without answering the call the other person can hear and see what you are doing.

We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week


Apple has also said that it has disabled group Facetime chat, the software that was causing an issue.

This is a big setback for Apple as it is trying to a be a leader when it comes to its users’ privacy.

At Planetweb, we have replicated an issue. It is very simple to do. Just call someone using Facetime and while calling, swipe up and add yourself to the convesation. Even if the other person does not answer – you will stay connected and can hear the other person’s microphone.

What’s even worse, if that person mutes the incoming call with up or down volume button, that will switch on his or her camera, and you will be able to see video.

How to fix it? Just wait for an update from Apple. You have been warned.

iPhone $35 Battery Replacement is Now in Canada

Update: It has been confirmed by few sources that your battery does not have to be in a bad condition (ie battery capacity under 80% – found under Settings – Battery Heath) to be replaced. Basically even if your battery capacity is at 90% you can still get it replaced for $35.

Update #2: This $35 rate is confirmed to be ending Dec 31st, 2018 so you better hurry up to get it replaced.

Apple has announced that they will now replace battery for only $35 (regular price was $99) for iPhone 6 or newer. It will not run a diagnostic test – it will just replace the battery. Your iPhone does not need to be under warranty for this replacement.

Earlier this month Apple announced:

“We expected to need more time to be ready, but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away,” adding, “Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited.”

To address our customers’ concerns, to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple’s intentions, we’ve decided to take the following steps:

  • Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $64 — from $99 to $35 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com/ca.
  • Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.
  • As always, our team is working on ways to make the user experience even better, including improving how we manage performance and avoid unexpected shutdowns as batteries age.

At Apple, our customers’ trust means everything to us. We will never stop working to earn and maintain it. We are able to do the work we love only because of your faith and support — and we will never forget that or take it for granted.

iPhone users were happy with the news:

Apple have launched this program after they apologized last month for slowing users’ older cell phones to prevent unexpected and sudden shut downs.

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According to Apple, the following iPhones are available for battery replacements regardless if you have warranty or not:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

Just make sure to make an appointment at your local Apple store and you are good to go. Enjoy and put those $65 you have saved to a good use. Maybe buy a 24 and some pizza?