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Teenage Fan of Apple Cracks its Secure Systems

The magistrate has acknowledged the teenager's guilty plea and he is set to be sentenced next month due to the "complexities" of the case

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An Australian teenager pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Apple’s secure systems and said that he was a fan of the technology giant and hoped to work there one day, the media reported.

The 16-year-old boy is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

“The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple’s mainframe from his suburban home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a fan of the company, according to his lawyer,” The Age reported late on Thursday.

The teenager, who studies in a private school, reportedly stored the saved information in a folder titled “hacky hack hack”.

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The 16-year-old boy is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Pixabay

He was able to access authorized keys, view customer accounts and download 90GB of secure files before being caught.

 “The teen’s defence lawyer said his client had become so well known in the international hacking community that even mentioning the case in detail could expose him to risk,” the report added.
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The magistrate has acknowledged the teenager’s guilty plea and he is set to be sentenced next month due to the “complexities” of the case. (IANS)

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Apple iPhone XR Dominated Global Smartphone Market in 2019: Report

Apple's iPhone XR dominated 2019 smartphone market, said Omdia's Smartphone Model Market Tracker report

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A report claimed that Apple's iPhone XR dominated the global smartphone market in 2019. Pixabay

Omdia’s Smartphone Model Market Tracker report has claimed that Apple’s iPhone XR dominated the global smartphone market in 2019. This is a new development in the science and technology field.

Apple shipped an estimated 46.3 million iPhone XR units across 2019, while the iPhone 11, the new Apple mid-ranger, managed 37.3 million shipments in 2019.

“Apple has consistently owned the first and second positions in the global smartphone model shipment ranking, with the company maintaining this dominant position for more than five years running,” Jusy Hong, smartphone research and analysis director at Omdia said in a statement.

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Apple shipped an estimated 46.3 million iPhone XR units across 2019. Pixabay

“By limiting the number of models it offers compared to its top competitors, Apple has been able to concentrate its sales on a few smartphones that have broad appeal, like the iPhone XR,” Hong added.

While Apple accounted for first place and second place, Samsung rounded out the top 5 with the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A20 attaining shipments of 30.3 million, 24.2 million and 23.1 million units respectively.

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The iPhone 11 Pro Max was the sixth most popular smartphone with 17.6 million shipments, followed by the iPhone 8 at 17.4 million.

Additionally, a recent report from Counterpoint Research found iPhone XR helped Apple’s iPhone become the fastest growing premium smartphone brand in India over the course of 2019. (IANS)