Friday, 17 August, 2018

Apple is going to ruin cops’ favorite tool for breaking into iPhones

Image    Apple began working on the USB issue before learning it was popularly used by police Image Apple began working on the USB issue before learning it was popularly used by police
Sandy Mccarthy | 14 June, 2018, 06:29

Not only is USB Type-C a far more robust option than the current Lightning connector in terms of bandwidth but it will also help alleviate the woes of owning a litany of connectors and adapters that iPhone users now have to wrestle with.

Examples range from capacitive screens to smartwatches, and now, according to DigiTimes, this will soon include USB-C.

According to supply chain sources, Apple is now looking into the new connector for its future iPhones but not for this year.

The privacy standard-bearer of the tech industry said it will change default settings in the iPhone operating system to cut off communication through the USB port when the phone has not been unlocked in the past hour.

Apple's adoption of Type-C in its iPhones will accelerate other smartphone companies' adoption of the interface in their products, the sources indicated.

Apple's iPhone could be in for a big change next year.

Federal Reserve bumps up USA interest rate, signals two more in 2018
Inflation for the next two years is expected to remain at 2.1%, unchanged from the previous forecast. Risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced.

Of course, this isn't likely to be the end for iPhone hacking. Lightning connectors were first born before Type-C had taken hold of the market, but now that it is used widely in both phones and computers, it makes sense for Apple to move to USB-C.

Apple has been the most prominent opponent of those demands.

While USB-C may not appear in the iPhone until 2019, there are plenty of extras expected in this year's new iPhone lineup for 2018.

GrayKey is a simple-to-use box that cops plug into a locked iPhone through the Lightning port and brute-force guesses the passcode without needing codes to be manually entered.

The iPhone SE 2 should be the most affordable and smallest screen option but may also cram in an edge-to-edge notch display like the iPhone X, meaning it can stay small but increase screen size.

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