Yesterday we heard that Apple’s iOS devices were rumored to be running backdoor services, the news came from Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.
Jonathan Zdziarski alleged that all of Apple’s iOS devices, which included the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, were running backdoor services that their owners don’t know about.
Apple has now responded, and given a statement to Tim Bradshaw, from the FT, the company has denied that there are any backdoor services running on their iOS devices, you can see the statement below.
We have designed iOS so that its diagnostic functions do not compromise user privacy and security, but still provides needed information to enterprise IT departments, developers and Apple for troubleshooting technical issues. A user must have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer before that computer is able to access this limited diagnostic data. The user must agree to share this information, and data is never transferred without their consent.
As we have said before, Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services
Apple has denied in the past that it has worked with any government agency’ s have a number of other companies after the NSA revelations.