Apple Keychain Security Risk Assessment

What security measures has Apple taken to minimize security risk with respect to the Apple Keychain password manager?

I enjoy the capability of the password management across OSX and IOS devices, however, I would like to understand the mechanism so I can assess vulnerability risk. Ultimately, I would like to understand Keychain risk and steps that I can take to mitigate risk

Apple Watch app won’t download to iPhone

I recently got a new iPhone XR and when i restored it from a backup to keep all my old stuff on my phone, I realized that the watch app to connect my apple watch had offloaded. I tried to tap it to reinstall but it didn’t work. I deleted the app from my home screen and now whenever i go into the app store to install it, I tap the cloud and it loads as if it’s about to start installing for half a second then goes right back to the cloud. the app never installs and i’m stuck because it leaves my apple watch useless because it can’t pair to my new phone. Any advice is great!

How to make a card from Apple Wallet show up based on location?

I have my YMCA card in my Apple Wallet. My watch only suggests my YMCA card at certain locations. The YMCA I go to the most does not trigger an automatic suggestion of my membership card. Is there any way to force this suggestion to happen? My devices are a Series 3 Apple Watch and an iPhone X both on the most recent, public iOS and watchOS releases. I have Allow Notifications and Suggest on Lock Screen selected in the settings tab in Apple Wallet.

First time pairing of Apple Watch with iPhone keeps failing

I just got a new Apple Watch Series 4, but I’m having some issues pairing to my iPhone (an iPhone 8 with up to date iOS).

When iPhone and Apple Watch are near each other, the pairing procedure starts on the iPhone. I can go through, alternatively, the pairing using the “holding the phone over the animation” or the one with manual code insert. After a few seconds on the following “pairing successful” screen, a popup message appears saying that communication between the devices wasn’t stable and that I need to restart.

A couple of times I was able to select wrist and crown position, it started syncing but again failed after a couple of minutes of waiting.

I tried restarting the iPhone and the Apple watch, resetting network connections. This happens with Wi-Fi, Cellular and Bluetooth on, with or without Wi-Fi connected to a network.

One thing that I don’t understand is why I can’t pair using only cellular connection on? I tried moving outside the building, to stay outside the range of any known Wi-Fi access points. In that case, the pairing can’t even start. The iPhone says I need to have a Cellular or Wi-Fi connection on (along with Bluetooth) but it appears that I can’t do anything without Wi-Fi. The same happens if I turn Wi-Fi off.

What could be going wrong? How do I pair the Apple Watch to iPhone in such a scenario?

How does Apple handle custom orders for iMac and MacBook

Last week I ordered a custom iMac and it was shipped last friday. The iMac was shipped from Cork, Ireland (I live in Germany) and I was curious, how Apple handles custom builds. Instead of the default CPU, I chose another CPU.

Does Apple build the entire machine from scratch in Ireland or do they use a pre-built iMac and “simply” swap the CPU?

Is there another factory in Ireland, that handles all the EU orders? (I always thought that Foxconn is their only manufacturer).

Does Apple Watch automatically stop walk/run workout?

One problem I commonly have with activity and workout trackers is that I forget to stop recording when I finish my walk or run, and end up including a bus ride or drive as part of the workout. This skews the data and mostly makes it useless for tracking.

And furthermore, most trackers don’t make it easy to trim or crop an activity after it has been completed.

Does the Apple Watch automatically stop recording a walk or run workout when it detects you’re moving faster than a human could possibly run?