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Apple iPhone 8 could be harder to crack for federal agencies

 Apple, last year, was embroiled in a controversy when it was asked by the US government to unlock the iPhone 5c of an accused terrorist. Although Apple didn’t give the permission on the grounds of privacy, the FBI later claimed it had successfully breached the iPhone lock screen and entered the device. Now, it looks like the Cupertino-based firm is ramping up its security in iOS 11 even further.

As spotted by some users on Twitter, Apple’s iOS 11 public beta includes a new setting from where it will let those who are worried of being forced to unlock the device, disable the Touch ID. The setting, which is said to automate emergency services, will let iPhone users tap on the power button five times. On tapping the power button, iOS 11 will show the option to either disable the Touch ID or dial emergency services

This new iOS 11 feature disables the fingerprint sensor temporarily and users can still enter the device using the passcode. It is worth adding that until now, users had to restart the device in order to disable the fingerprint sensor.

This move will certainly make it difficult for federal agencies, or any other person for that matter, to crack open the iPhone lock with a fingerprint. We are yet to see how this will work with the iPhone 8, as it may not be featuring a physical TouchID sensor. Nonetheless, clubbing it with the rumoured facial recognition lock could make the handset one of the most secure devices around.
This new iOS 11 feature disables the fingerprint sensor temporarily and users can still enter the device using the passcode. It is worth adding that until now, users had to restart the device in order to disable the fingerprint sensor.

This move will certainly make it difficult for federal agencies, or any other person for that matter, to crack open the iPhone lock with a fingerprint. We are yet to see how this will work with the iPhone 8, as it may not be featuring a physical TouchID sensor. Nonetheless, clubbing it with the rumoured facial recognition lock could make the handset one of the most secure devices around.

APPLE IPHONE 8 SPECIFICATIONS

SUMMARY
performance Quad core
display 5.0″ (12.7 cm)
storage 32 GB
camera 12 MP
battery 2350 mAh
ram 4 GB
SPECIAL FEATURES
fingerprint sensor position Front
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
GENERAL
quick charging Yes
operating system iOS v10
sim slots Single SIM, GSM
model iPhone 8
launch date March 21, 2018 (Unofficial)
brand Apple
sim size SIM1: Nano
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
MULTIMEDIA
fm radio No
audio jack 3.5 mm
PERFORMANCE
chipset Apple A11
processor Quad core, 2.5 GHz
architecture 64 bit
ram 4 GB
DESIGN
build material Case: MetalBack: Metal
waterproof Yes Water resistant
DISPLAY
display type OLED
pixel density 441 ppi
screen size 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
screen resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
internal memory 32 GB
expandable memory Yes Up to 256 GB
CAMERA
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture 2.2 F
camera features 10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus
image resolution 4608 x 2592 Pixels
sensor Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
autofocus Yes
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode
resolution 7 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation Yes
flash Yes Retina Flash
video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
BATTERY
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes
wireless charging Yes
type Li-ion
capacity 2350 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v4.2
volte Yes
usb connectivity USB 2.0
nfc Yes
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 450 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 9)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Nano
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