The best News of the week: iOS 13.5.1 fixes exploits unc0ver, Apple to work on a bundle of services, and more

Welcome with the usual appointment of iSpazio Best of the Week, the book where we summarize the best news of the week.

In the Best of the Week today:

  • Apple releases iOS 13.5.1 correcting the exploits of unc0ver
  • iOS 14 will support all iPhone and iPad below iOS 13
  • Apple Pencil will also be available in black | Rumor
  • The SIM slot of the iPhone 12 will be moved to the opposite side of the device
  • iPad Pro mini-LED with chop A14X and 5G will be launched in 2021 | Rumor
  • iOS 14: the Safari may include a built-in translator and support for Apple Pencil
  • iOS 13.5.5 reveals that Apple is working on a bundle of services
  • Apple is testing new keyboard shortcuts to change the brightness on iPad

Apple releases iOS 13.5.1 correcting the exploits of unc0ver

On Monday, Apple released iOS 13.5.1 with “important security updates“. In fact, lto the company has corrected the exploit that allowed the team to unc0ver to release a tool to jailbreak all devices running iOS 13.5.

The tool to jailbreak unc0ver uses a kernel exploit, zero-day, which was found shortly after the launch of the final version of iOS 13.5 and allows modifications to the system on any Apple device that is running this specific version of iOS 13. A kernel exploit is different from an exploit in hardware as checkm8, which does not work with the newer devices but it can’t be fixed by Apple with updates to iOS.

For now, Apple is still signing iOS 13.5, then users who have already updated iOS 13.5.1 and wish to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad can downgrade to the previous version of iOS by using a computer. Once Apple stops signing iOS 13.5, you will not be able to use the jailbreak unc0ver until they find another exploit.

iOS 14 will support all iPhone and iPad running iOS 13

In a few days now from the start of the WWDC 2020, The Verifier has reported that his sources indicate that all the devices running iOS 13 will support iOS 14.

This would include the following:

  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone IF
  • iPod touch (seventh generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 in.
  • iPad Pro 11″
  • iPad Pro 10.5 in
  • iPad Pro 9.7 in.
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

Apple will announce iOS 14 as part of its announcements on WWDC. This year, the WWDC starts on June 22 and will be an event to online only because of the pandemic of COVID-19.

Apple Pencil will also be available in black | Rumor

The next generation of Apple’s Pencil could be available also in black. To reveal this particular was the leaker, Mr. White Tuesday on twitter.

We have not heard rumors about an Apple Pencil of the third generation and it is not clear when it might be released a new model.

The Apple Pencil first and second generation are designed for the iPad models Pro 2018, 2019 and 2020 and are available in white only, even if the iPad itself is available in multiple colors. In the future, perhaps Apple could offer the Apple Pencil in more colors, coupled to the finishes of the iPad models.

The SIM slot of the iPhone 12 will be moved to the opposite side of the device

A series of prototypes of iPhone 12 3D-printed was shared by the japanese site MacOtakara, giving us a first look at what we can expect from the lineup of iPhone 2020.

MacOtakara says that the SIM tray that was on the right side of the device in the previous iPhone models will be moved to the left side below the volume button.

This move, seems to be a change that Apple is making to accommodate the antenna module 5G which should be included in all four models iPhone 12.

iPad Pro mini-LED with chop A14X and 5G will be launched in 2021 | Rumor

Apple expected to launch new models of iPad Pro with chip A14X, connectivity, 5G and display Mini-LED in the first or in the second quarter of 2021.

The new models of iPad Pro will be equipped with the modem Snapdragon X55 Qualcomm, which supports both mmWave sub-6GHz. mmWave is a set of frequencies for 5G, that promise to speed incredibly fast at short distances, ideal for urban areas with dense. In comparison, the 5G sub-6GHz is generally slower than mmWave, but the signals travel further, serve better suburban areas, and rural areas.

It is also expected that the iPhone models 12 use the modem X55, but in addition to that, reportedly, Apple is developing their own chip modem for future devices. Last year, Apple has acquired the business of the modem for smartphone Intel to support this effort.

iOS 14: the Safari may include a built-in translator and support for Apple Pencil

According to traces found in the code of iOS 14, Apple is working to include a built-in translator in Safari, as well as the full support of Apple’s Pencil on the websites.

Siri on iOS can already translate words and phrases, and Apple could now expand this function of translation in the whole system. Safari may have a built-in translator, which will allow users to translate Web pages without the app or third-party services.

It is likely that the translation function is available as an individual option for each Web site, but users can also use the automatic translation. Safari will detect the language to translate the content. There is also the possibility to switch from the original text to the translated one without reloading the page.

With regard to iPadOS 14, l, and tracks identified in the code indicate that it could include full support for the input of Apple’s Pencil on the websites, making it compatible not only for scrolling, and touch, but also to draw and mark with all of its features in Safari and other browsers.

iOS 13.5.5 reveals that Apple is working on a bundle of services

9to5Mac has found evidence in the code of iOS 13.5.5, that the company is really working on this bundle.

With this package, Apple could offer all of its digital services at a lower price and keep users even more connected to its ecosystem.

The internal files of iOS 13.5.5 include references to a “bundled” and “subscription bundle” that noon existed in previous versions of iOS. These codes are related to the system of management of the subscriptions to the services of the Apple like Apple News +.

Apple is testing new keyboard shortcuts to change the brightness on iPad

One of the complaints about the Apple keyboards designed for the iPad is that it does not have function keys, so users should access the Settings app or control Center to adjust elements such as brightness of the screen.

References were found in the beta code of thePadOS 13.5.5 on the new keyboard shortcuts that replace some of the function keys.

Although the related code is present on the iPadOS 13.5.5 beta, this might be something that Apple going to introduce with iPadOS 14.