Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:25 UTC
Apple "Starting today, Walmart has dropped prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 and the iPhone 4S coming in at $47." I'm sure a 33% price cut right ahead of the holidays is totally normal for a product of which demand outstrips supply. Right?
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Nothing unusual
by wocowboy on Mon 17th Dec 2012 11:08 UTC
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Supply may have caught up with demand, what a concept! And evidently is reason for a conspiracy-themed post on OS News.

Meanwhile there's an article on The Verge about Samsung phones being wide open to malware attacks, and not a word on here from Thom. Has there ever been a problem like this for iPhone users? I didn't think so.

That's all we need to know.

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RE: Nothing unusual
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2012 11:27 in reply to "Nothing unusual"
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2005-06-29

Meanwhile there's an article on The Verge about Samsung phones being wide open to malware attacks, and not a word on here from Thom. Has there ever been a problem like this for iPhone users? I didn't think so.


You may have noticed we rarely - if ever - report on security issues.

I'm actually proud of that, you know. 99.9999% of those stories are nothing but fear-mongering bullshit.

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RE[2]: Nothing unusual
by bowkota on Mon 17th Dec 2012 13:11 in reply to "RE: Nothing unusual"
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2011-10-12


I'm actually proud of that, you know. 99.9999% of those stories are nothing but fear-mongering bullshit.

Maybe you're right because not all of these exploits make it into al apps , however it's better to caution people than dismiss the threat. This includes the vulnerability which involved OS X a couple of days ago.

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RE: Nothing unusual
by zima on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 17:18 in reply to "Nothing unusual"
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2005-07-06

phones being wide open to malware attacks [...] Has there ever been a problem like this for iPhone users? I didn't think so.

Quite a few times iPhone jailbreak was done by visiting a link in Safari - that essentially meant a root for any random website.

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