New IOS11 Update Could Mean That Even Police Won't Be Able To Access Your Phone

A new feature introduced by Apple reportedly means even the police won't be able to unlock your phone.

The beta for the upcoming IOS11 is out for selected users, with some reporting that there's a way to prevent anyone from accessing your device, the New York Post reports.

The privacy feature means you're able to disable Touch ID in just a few seconds, which means only you will be able to unlock the phone.

People will be able to bring this up by pressing the home button five times in a row, which throws the handset into an emergency mode with an SOS button.

Pressing the button will alerts your emergency contacts to your location, according to the New York Post. It then locks down your phone so that only you can verify your identity with your passcode and fingerprint.

New York Post reports that following controversy and the legal implications of police 'forcing individuals to unlock their phones with their fingerprints', it'll be a welcome update.

Apple hasn't officially spoken about the feature, though it's expected to come out with IOS11 sometime in September.

It'll also come along with the new features the iPhone 8 will allegedly have.

Apple Insider has reported that a video was uploaded showing a close-up of the new handset, apparently showing a dummy design in 'copper gold'.

The new colour is reported to be one of three possible options, with the other two presumably being white/silver and black.

Recently, additional rumours suggested that a lead will no longer be needed to replenish your phone's battery, but until now word of mouth has been the only evidence to support these claims.

Slashleaks have now shared an image which furthers the evidence, Mashable reports, edging us ever closer to a life without wired chargers.

The leaked photo shows a module which includes the device's charging coil, though Mashable point out that it's unclear whether it will be included inside the phone or feature on a separate charging pad.

Credit: Slashleaks/Weibo

Though most minds aren't up to date on all the technical stuff that goes into running a phone, we're told on good authority that there's a female lightning socket and its dimensions mean it could fit inside an iPhone.

Other than that, information for the picture is hard to come by.

Last month employees from Foxconn, a company in China that produce the devices, revealed information allegedly regarding the tenth anniversary iPhone model, which included wireless charging, the Mirror reports.

Credit: Slashleaks/Weibo

It began with a thread on Reddit where an 'insider' offered to answer questions about the phone, prior to Apple's WWDC event.

They referred to the model as the iPhone x, complying with rumours that it wouldn't actually be called the '8'. Their information also matched other rumours, such as the home button being removed so that the display could be bigger. This means that the touch ID will be on the screen, too.

"We saw test units with fingerprint scanners mounted below the glass but performance and yield rates were not good. I've seen reports of a rear fingerprint scanner which I haven't seen," one user wrote.

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Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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