Apple is about to release the latest of its famous operating system for mobile phones which would be known as iOS11.3. In its preview, the operating system giant explained the new and amazing features emerging with the new operating system, but it seems the update did not offer all the improvements as captured in the explanation.
Among all the amazing features listed by Apple for the new operating system, a Privacy icon is a feature that was specifically mentioned. A privacy Icon was discovered by Dean who is a Crystal app developer.
Based on the information contained within the Beta version, “Applications that would want to make use of a user’s personal information are intended to be protected by an “Apple ID” password”. At this point, the exact location of Privacy icon symbol has not been ascertained, but it is possible that this symbol is located at the upper part of the menu bar.
Sometime in 2017, Felix Krause who is a developer explained that the use of applet-like pop-up add-on that requires an application maker to crack any Apple ID is pretty easy. However, most people always assume that this is a real pop-up window, thereby falling prey to the type of hacking attack famously known as Phishing as shown in the image below.
However, this innovative step of introducing Privacy icon is commendable as it would clearly indicate when a user’s Apple ID should be rightfully requested by Apple. Otherwise, a user could easily disseminate personal details with malicious websites or apps.
This is a good news for everyone who will be looking forward to using iOS11.3 as its data and Apple ID include a new feature known as Privacy icon in order to keep your password secure.
Privacy Icon will not only work on iOS11.3, it will also be available in Apple’s TVOS and MacOS High Sierra, which will enable it to provide protection for a broad range of devices. Isn’t it amazing? I guess it is.
The beta version of iOS11.3 is presently available for developers only. Other users will have full access to the OS on their smart phones in few months. All iPad Air, Fifth generation of Ipad (iPad mini 2 inclusive), iPhone 5s, and higher phones will take iOS 13 in turn. Pro models, iPad mini 2 and iPod touch sixth generation will not be left out in the iOS13 update.