USB Restricted Mode official with iOS 11.4.1

For law enforcement agencies, this update knocks out their current methods for cracking into iPhones and iPads in evidence bins.

iPhone SE, iPhone 6s suffer fast battery drain on iOS 11.4

Those with older iPhones are being advised to turn off location services and keep Wi-Fi on. Replacing the battery might not matter.

Apple confirms USB Restricted Mode will be ‘made permanent’ at some point in iOS 12

USB Restricted Mode, a simple but presumably very efficient tool fighting against unauthorized iPhone hacks, is to be included in a future iOS update.

iOS 11.4 finally allows storage of Messages in iCloud

Unlike other chat clients and other cloud storage platforms, Apple’s ecosystem didn’t link one to the other for personal backups… until now.
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iOS 11.4 featuring AirPlay 2 roll out today, HomePod spreads

tvOS will be able to route Apple TV sound output to compatible AirPlay 2 speakers, such as the HomePod. Speaking of, it’s going to be available in three more countries soon.

The black dot emoji (and much more) is crashing apps on iOS 11.3

We’ve been looking at this issue for a few days, but apparently it has exploded in commonality as more publicity gets piled onto it.

Latest iOS 11.4 beta includes USB Restricted Mode to spoil cops

The feature returns from the iOS 11.3 beta as it has skipped out on the public release. But what does this mean for law enforcement trying to use decryption box tools for iPhones in evidence?

AirPlay 2 and iCloud Messages backup are in iOS 11.4 developer beta

iOS 11.3 is done. Barring any bugs that pop up out of nowhere, it’s onto the next minor update. And there are some great features still being held back.