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iOS 11.4.1 Is Here, and the Police May Not Be Happy

Is your iPhone or iPad telling you that iOS 11.4.1 is ready to download? It’s officially rolling out Monday, and there may be more than meets the eye to this particular update.

While it appears to merely be a set of bug fixes, an Apple support page confirms it includes a brand-new, much talked-about feature: a USB Restricted Mode to keep police departments, governments and bad actors from breaking into your iPhone.

Apple characterizes the new mode as closing a security hole, not a way to lock out the cops, but either way, it shuts off data to new USB accessories that plug into your iPhone’s Lightning port if it’s been more than an hour since you last unlocked your iPhone.

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