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02-23-2016, 10:27 AM
Depending on the outcome of the current FBI vs. Apple case, the name change might be in order if FBI wins; quote:

Essentially, the US government is asking Apple to create a custom version of its operating system—Guido jokingly calls it “FBiOS”—which it can then load onto any iOS device to bypass its protections against rapidly guessing passcodes. On iOS 9, a security mechanism wipes the device clean if the wrong passcode is entered 10 times, and guesses are delayed for every wrong attempt. These were measures put in place to avoid forensic tools that could brute-force passcodes on previous iOS versions.

Source (https://motherboard.vice.com/read/fbi-order-apple-san-bernardino-encryption-hacking-backdoor-technical-explainer?trk_source=popular)

It's hard not see, that:

The FBiOS name is fitting, if Apple complies with the court order
Apple mobile devices will not be secure, if Apple looses

I agree with the article referenced above. The purpose of the FBI vs. Apple isn't the content of the 5c iPhone in question, The chances are that there's nothing on it that FBI didn't know already.The actual purpose of the current case is to weaken Apple mobile devices' security, regardless of its impact to Apple and its end users.

02-23-2016, 04:04 PM
Interesting article which goes into a lot of details that we haven't been told by the media.