Cellebrite, the company widely believed to have accessed the San Bernardino iPhone for the FBI, is reportedly ‘optimistic’ that it will also be able to access a locked iPhone 6.
CNN reports that Italian architect Leonardo Fabbretti met with the company last week to see whether it could help gain access to his dead son’s iPhone. Before his death from bone cancer, 13-year-old Dama Fabbretti had added his father’s thumbprint to allow him access – but the phone required the passcode after a restart, and his father doesn’t know the code.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. While the iPhone SE has received some criticism due to the lack of real innovation, the iPhone 7 is expected to bring exciting new features. Last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were slightly thicker than their predecessors, apparently due to 3D Touch display technology. But the upcoming iPhone is rumored to be ultra-thin.
I can’t really say I’ve ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.
The iPhone 6s is a great phone for a lot of things. The curved edges feel fantastic. The display is gorgeous. It’s fast and it shoots great photos. It’s a wonderful two-handed phone.
But its luxuriously large 4.7-inch display comes at a cost: It’s a terrible phone to use with one hand. Even Apple knows this, which is why it ships with a feature called “Reachability,” allowing the top of the screen to be reached by tapping (but not pressing) your thumb against the home button twice.
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