IOS 11's 'Cop Button' Isn't Really About Calling the Police

IOS 11's 'Cop Button' Isn't Really About Calling the Police

IOS 11's 'Cop Button' Isn't Really About Calling the Police

Six new videos have been released featuring these new things and they also included the Apple's iPad Pro devices and what they can do with the brand new iOS 11, which is still in the beta version.

One new feature coming to the iPhone was highlighted yesterday by a Twitter user named Kia, who noted that the new mobile operating system will allow users to quickly disable their fingerprint-enabled Touch ID in favor of password security. Adding to the already impressive feature list of the iPhone is the latest "Cop Button". This new setting is created to trigger emergency service calls in case you are in trouble. However, it also automatically locks up the Touch ID feature as well. The showcased features in these clips reveal some of the new and improved functionalities confirmed for release with iOS 11. The option to disable Touch ID will prove to be useful in legal situations. Recently police officials in Michigan State of the United States, used a murder victim's 3-D printed fingerprint to get access to his cell phone device.

Similarly, if the first responder is an honest citizen and instantly accesses the Medical ID, the real owner of the phone will be secured if anyone else (such as police at the hospital bedside, for instance) attempts to force access by jamming their finger onto the fingerprint sensor.

They can access the medical ID to help diagnose what might have caused the incident, but they can no longer unlock the device by placing the person's hand on the Touch ID sensor.

Now the feature becomes even more important taking into account the launch of the next iPhone. Given the usability concerns and challenges with Apple Pay that we discussed in a note on July 9, we see a negative impact for the upcoming iPhone cycle in terms of mix and units. By preventing that from being possible, iOS 11's new cop button isn't so much about calling the cops as it is about stopping them in their tracks.

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