The Incorrect-Testing Edition Sunday, June 24, 2018

Apple Disputes Claims Of iOS 'Vulnerability' To Brute Force Passcode Hack, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

"The recent report about a passcode bypass on iPhone was in error, and a result of incorrect testing," Apple said.

Hickey on Saturday posted an amendment to his original assertions Twitter, explaining the supposed hack might not function as initially thought.

"It seems @i0n1c maybe right, the pins don't always goto the SEP in some instances (due to pocket dialing / overly fast inputs) so although it 'looks' like pins are being tested they aren't always sent and so they don't count, the devices register less counts than visible," he said in a tweet.

Apple Admits Its Computers Are Broken, by Casey Johnston, The Outline

Apple did not immediately return a request from this reporter for comments on whether repairs may now be done on site at stores to shorten the time customers must be without their computers, whether the keyboard design has changed such that a repair may eliminate the problem rather than prop up a faulty design, or whether Apple anticipates releasing updated hardware that is not so prone to failure at any point in the future. Perhaps their keyboards, too, are broken.

An Apple Store Employee Told Me I Was Charging My iPhone Wrong, by Chris Matyszczyk, ZDNet

"You're too aggressive. These ports weren't designed for shoving. It's a gentle process," he said.

Then, he took out his own iPhone and, with a watchmaker's gentle precision, he showed me.

"Pin on the edge, then slide. See?"

A Year With MacBook Pro: Reviewing Apple's 2017 Pro Laptop Models, by Vadim Yuryev, AppleInsider

Apple was rumored to refresh its MacBook line at WWDC 2018, but with the event come and gone with nary an announcement to be heard, we know we have to wait a bit longer for new hardware. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at how our 2017 MacBook Pros have fared over the past 12 months.

Apple’s Biggest Mistake In K-12 Happened In 2006, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

As the battle for the classroom rages on, Apple’s decision to sell PowerSchool back in 2006 looks like one of the worst decisions in K–12 in quite possibly their history. If they still owned it today, many schools would probably not even be considering Chromebooks. Having their own SIS would give Apple a lot of integration options for iPad and apps like Classwork.