California Cops Crack Another iPhone

California Cops Crack Another iPhone

Remember that iPhone in California? The one that might hold information on a crime? No, not the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone, another one. Michael Jace, an actor from The Shield is a suspect in his wife's murder. Her iPhone could contain incriminating text messages but it was protected by a passcode, just as the San Bernardino one was.

Even though this was an iPhone 5s, which has a fingerprint reader, that may not have been an option. At one point during the investigation, the phone wouldn't power on. Apple requires a passcode if the phone has been turned off (or ran out of power) so they probably didn't even have the option of trying to unlock it by using the victim's fingerprint. Still, as before, the law officers were ultimately able to crack the code and gain access.

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.