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|19th March 2020, 15:05||#1|
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Apple’s iOS leaks your data
Tame Apple Press claims it is a good reason to upgrade
Apple’s iPhone has bug which leaks gigabytes of data to the internet, it is not going to fix it and it will break most Apple fanboy’s phone bills.
Forbes discovered the story but buried it by providing a free advert for Apple. The story opens with the first par saying “Apple’s 2020 iPhone plans are some of its most exciting in years and an iOS 14 early beta has already revealed some of the company’s biggest secrets”. Forbes then tells us that the current iOS leaks all your data to the internet and you might want to throw out your phone.
Journalism 101 tells you to put all the most important facts in the first paragraph. Forbes breaks this rule by telling you to throw out your iPhone, after it has just plugged Apple. To loosely translate the intro “Apple is a super wonderful company and you will want to buy its next smartphone. By the way the current one leaks tons of your data to the internet and gives you bill shock”.
Call us old fashioned, but in the old days of journalism you led with the news worthy stuff before you plug your favourite company, which clearly can do what it likes, if the rest of the Forbes story is accurate.
To be fair, before he decided to bury the story, Forbes’ Gordon Kelly had a good yarn. He was tipped off that there was a serious iOS 13 cellular bug which is consuming mobile data without explanation and increasing bills. He admits it was the first he had heard of it, but Apple fanboys have been complaining about it for months.
When he ran it, Kelly was further stunned to discover that not only had Apple refused to fix the problem, he problem is still present in betas of iOS 13.4 - the final version of which is tipped to launch this week - so a fix is not coming any time soon.
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