A local prosecutor has offered an unusual justification for forcing Apple to help hack an iPhone used by a San Bernardino mass killer: The phone might have been “used as a weapon” to introduce malicious software to county computer systems.
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos acknowledged to The Associated Press that there’s no evidence of malicious software in the county’s computer network. But he added, “I wouldn’t call it a total hypothetical.”
Computer security experts say the prospect is unlikely. By late Friday, the prosecutor’s claim had sparked a wave of social media postings, many of which mocked the DA’s use of the non-technical term “cyber pathogen” to describe the supposed malware.
Here’s one technical challenge that the iDevice maker will have to face as it strives to make its next-generation iPhones thinner.
Apple is expected to launch its next-generation flagship iPhones later this year. The devices represent “new number” devices, which means that we can expect a new or enhanced industrial design along with upgrades to critical components, such as the display.
Indeed, the iDevice maker had long been known for its best-in-class mobile displays, yet DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira says that its current iPhone displays are “well behind the display curve.”
Apple has the opportunity to try to regain display leadership with the iPhone 7 generation of devices. However, after one crucial bit of information about the device was leaked, it’s clear that Apple’s job is going to get a whole lot tougher.
Look at that iPhone sitting on your desk next to your computer right now. Look at how sleek and premium it is. Are you really going to completely ruin the phone’s design by purchasing cheap, ugly accessories to go with it? Of course you’re not, but getting high-end accessories doesn’t have to entail spending hundreds of dollars — especially not if you follow the BGR Deals team.
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