Apple steps up encrytion to thwart police cracking of iPhones


Such devices, particularly GrayShift's GrayKey, which promises to unlock even new iPhone models, use the USB port to access a locked iPhone in order to crack its password using more attempts than would normally be allowed.

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

If you're too young to remember when Apple changed their iPhone and iPad chargers from the big chargers to the lightening cables then good for you because it was harrowing.

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.

The transition to iPhones using USB Type-C cables has begun.

Whilst these are just rumours, it does make sense given the current landscape. That way owners of multiple Apple products will only need to carry one charger when out. The claim is that Apple's decision to use USB-C will also accelerate the connector's use in competing handsets.

Apple MacBook 2017 review - Ultimate laptop in pictures Sat, August 5, 2017 APPLE'S new MacBook is the ultimate portable laptop and now offers more power and improved design. Speculation circulated previously in the smartphone market that Apple would adopt Type-C interface in its next-generation iPhone series slated for launch later in 2018.

With the roll-out of iOS 11.4, we saw Apple plug up a security loophole in the iPhone Lightning port, but the Cupertino firm has now announced that iOS 12 will take this fix to the extreme.

There is also expected to be a larger iPhone X Plus with 6.5-inch screen plus an affordable iPhone X with 6.1-inch screen.