iPhone Price Increase, Hack Threatens 2FA, Galaxy Ring Price

iPhone Price Increase, Hack Threatens 2FA, Galaxy Ring Price
iPhone Price Increase, Hack Threatens 2FA, Galaxy Ring Price

Didn’t have time to follow the news yesterday? Here’s what marked Thursday, July 4: Apple increases the price of iPhones in France a little, the Authy hack (but not Authy’s fault) and the expected price of Samsung’s Galaxy Ring. To not miss any news, remember to subscribe to the Frandroid newsletter.

The price of the iPhone increases a little in France

Between 1.95 and 3.95 euros increase for all iPhones in France: this is the surprise discovered yesterday. We have the explanation: this would be linked to the AGEC law (Anti-Waste for a Circular Economy). It requires brands to contribute to promoting the repair and recycling of electronic devices. The problem is that this tax has just increased: it went from €0.02 to €1.67 excluding tax on July 1st. Apple would therefore not absorb this increase and is passing it on to its prices.

Authy not really hacked: what are the consequences?

A hacker has managed to verify the legitimacy of millions of phone numbers by comparing them to those in the database of numbers linked to Authy, created by other hackers. This means that these numbers can be used by being hacked, via phishing or SIM swapping. This puts at risk the two-factor authentication processes that we know well. Approximately 33 million phone numbers are affected. In fact, it is not Authy that was hacked: the numbers come from another database and the hackers have checked whether they are linked to an Authy account.

What is the price of the Galaxy Ring?

A leak reveals the price of Samsung’s first connected ring, the Galaxy Ring: it would be 449 euros. The ring would be offered in nine sizes, ranging from 5 to 13. In addition, three colors would be marketed: black, gold and silver.

Logically, the Galaxy Ring would be presented at the next Galaxy Unpacked conference. It will take place in Paris on July 10 from 3 p.m. It is during this conference that the Galaxy Z Fold 6, Galaxy Z Flip 6, the Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra watches as well as the Galaxy Buds 3 and Galaxy Buds 3 Pro headphones would be made official.


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