iPhone Unlocking

U.S. Government Contractor Claims it Can Now Unlock Any iPhone Model

Cellebrite, an Israel-based vendor owned by Japan's Sun Corporation, that has become the U.S. government's company of choice when it comes to unlocking smartphones, has claimed that its engineers now have the ability to unlock every iPhone model in existence, including the iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus running the latest version of iOS 11. According...

Apple Should Unlock iPhones at Government’s Request, Says Bill Gates

In a recent interview with news website Axios, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said that all technology companies, including Apple, should unlock their smartphones when requested by the government, Business Insider is reporting. Gates added that companies should allow the government to operate freely "if they don't want to be overscrutinized". When asked about Apple, which refused to...

Authorities Seek Access to Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone

A Los-Angeles court has recently granted the authorities a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member to press her finger against an iPhone that had been seized from a Glendale home, the L.A. Times reports. While the incident marked a rare occasion where prosecutors have demanded a person provide a fingerprint to open a...

Apple Unlocked iPhone 4s in Canadian Crime Case from 2013

According to a CBC News report, Apple frequently complies with requests from police all over the world to help them extract data from locked iPhones, as long as they are accompanied by proper legal documents. The report shares the example of a high-profile criminal investigation from 2013, in which Apple assisted a technical Canadian crime investigator extract data...

Apple Wins Against FBI in Another iPhone Unlocking Dispute

In another iPhone unlocking case similar to that of San Bernardino, Apple clinched a major court victory in its ongoing legal dispute with FBI when a federal court in New York rejected the government’s request to force the company to help it extract data from a locked iPhone (via The Intercept). According to Judge James Ornstein, the All...