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Apple working on an iPhone even it can't hack

If it succeeds in its venture, it will lead to a new cycle of court battles and more technical fixes by the company

Apple built its recent operating systems to protect customer information, saying it has even put that data 'out of our own reach, because we believe the contents of your iPhone are none of our business'. But each iPhone has a built-in troubleshooting system that lets the company update the system software without the need for a user to enter a password.


APPLE engineers have already begun developing security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone using methods similar to those at the centre of a court fight in California, according to people close to the company and security...