With the release of the new iPhone 6s/6s plus and iOS9, Apple is changing the requirements of the passcodes used to unlock the phones. With this new requirement the possible minimum permutations of the passcodes will jump from 10,000 to over 1,000,000! This means that when someone somehow gets access to your phone, it’ll be harder and take much much longer for them to crack it. But what if you never enter in your password anyhow? People who have had the 5s or later have probably gotten used to using the Touch ID and maybe even forgotten their 4 digit passcode.
Another feature they added with this is after 10 incorrect attempts to enter in your passcode, the device will erase itself. Good thing or bad thing? Luckily Apple devices incrementally increase the time in between password attempts so your kids probably won’t erase your phone while messing with it. However that is a scary concept for me because I never back up my phone. Maybe now I will do it, but most likely not.
While this new update helps with the security of the phone, I think the biggest highlights with Apple’s new lineup is the 3D haptic feedback which changes the way you can use the phone with intelligent menus and simplified usage. Hopefully it lives up to the hype and I get to play around with it soon. Keep a look out for our next article on the new iPhone 6s/6s+ and iOS9. If you want to read up more on Apple’s new password requirement, the link down below! Comments are welcome!