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Apple Reportedly Further Locking Down The iPhone

Apple is reportedly working on making it even harder to unlock its iPhone, upping the ante in its dispute with the FBI.

Apple reportedly is working on making the iPhone even more un-crackable such that the company would be unable to update an iPhone's software without the user's password. In addition, Apple is looking at ways to encrypt iPhone backups on iCloud.

News of Apple further locking down its newer phones was reported by various media outlets this week, quoting unnamed sources close the projects. The goal of these initiatives, of course, is to make it nearly impossible for Apple to comply with requests such as that of the FBI's to access an iPhone belonging to alleged San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Farook.

For more details on these latest developments, read this New York Times report and this Washington Post report.

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