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Error 53 has the best and worst intentions

Glenn Fleishman | Feb. 15, 2016
One could argue that Apple bricked those phones in which it appeared someone's private information was at risk.

Apple should disclose the risk when it sells a phone in clear and upfront language, as there's nothing else like this bricking that can destroy an iPhone. And it should reconsider the way it ends the life of what its hardware determines is a phone that's been tampered with.

I don't buy that Apple implemented this feature as a profit booster, because it can't bring in enough to make that worthwhile. But I do see where it feels obscurity outweighs security, even when it's obvious to the owners of a phone that they've been deprived of their hardware.

Source: Macworld AU


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