Connections and speed are other complaints that have been vented. These problems tend to come from large metropolitan areas, but according to reports, one informal survey points to the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
CEO Steve Jobs confirmed last week the existence of the so-called "kill switch" capability. The intent behind this capability is in case a malicious program inadvertently were to be distributed to iPhones via the App Store.
According to CEO Steve Jobs, Apple has made around $30 million in sales of iPhone applications in the one month since the company opened its App Store and brought the iPhone 3G onto the market . Apple sells an average of $1 million worth of applications per day
Apple MobileMe Phishing Scam Beware;
US-CERT is aware of public reports of a phishing attack circulating via email messages that appear to be targeting Apple MobileMe users. These messages claim that there is a problem with the user's billing information and instruct the user to follow a web link to update personal information. Clicking on this link directs the user to a web page that contains a seemingly legetimate web form requesting personal and financial information. Any information entered in this form is not sent to Apple but rather, to a malicious attacker.
US-CERT encourages users to do the following to help mitigate the risks:
- Do not follow unsolicited web links in email messages.
- Use caution when entering sensitive information online.
- Refer to the Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams (pdf) document for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks document for more information on social engineering attacks.