Well, you don’t see that every day – Apple has rushed out a patch to fix a major security bug.
It had been revealed that users of its new MacOS High Sierra operating system can access it without using a password.
Just use “root” as a username, leave the password field blank and hit “Enter” a few times.
It’s an embarrassing slip-up and not one users are used to from Apple, whose products are often cited as more reliable and secure than its rivals’.
Apple, in a statement to the media, said “We greatly regret this error and we apologise to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused.
“Our customers deserve better.
“We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again,”
Don’t expect Apple to launch a new MacBooks or iPad between now and the end of the year, even though it just gave us an iPhone X redesign and a refreshed its iPhone 8.
The MacBook line already received a refresh back in June. Another refresh this soon wouldn’t make much sense, and would likely feel like a slap in the face to anyone who just bought a new MacBook.
We haven’t seen any new Macbooks in a couple of years, but thankfully Apple has just announced that it will be launching a new Macbook range on Thursday October 27 at 6pm UK time.
We don’t know exactly what to expect, but the chances are very good that Apple will reveal a new Macbook Pro and Macbook Air, updated for 2016. Rumours abound of a Macbook Pro keyboard that’s now part touchscreen, which morphs depending on which apps you’re using. And of course you can expect some powerful new chipsets to make even the most complex tasks a smooth, satisfying experience.