With Apple being rumored to share the FBI’s iPhone hacking technique with the masses not too far down the road – after they have issued a fix for the loophole beforehand in order to minimize any kind of untoward incidences, of course, it looks like things are about to return to status quo soon. Well, there are other ways of cracking an iPhone’s passcode, and here is a device that will not break the bank which does so.
This particular device would retail for $170 thereabouts (after conversion, of course), where it will then take anywhere from 6 seconds to 17 hours in order to get the job done. Being available from London’s Fone Fun Shop, whose director Mark Strachan claims that this was a machine developed to assist iPhone owners to obtain their photos as well as contacts in the event that they have forgotten the passcode on an iPhone.
Known as IP-BOX, it will play nice only on iPhones that run iOS 7 and older. In an experiment, the Daily Mail allowed the IP-BOX to do its job on an Apple iPhone 5c, and it took half a dozen hours to crack the passcode. There will be a new version arriving later this month that will play nice with iPhones which have iOS 9 running on them. Will Apple’s next patch or update render the newest IP-BOX useless then?