Apple released iOS 11 on September 19th.
He says it's possible for criminals to programme apps to run certain code only after Apple has approved it for a spot in the App Store, and that the scheme works because iOS has "trained" users to automatically enter their details without questioning a popup's legitimacy. It can now be downloaded by all iOS 11 users. It also fixes a problem with some iPhone 6s displays, which were unresponsive to touch in some instances. The update, just like the ones before it, fixes some bugs which iPhone and iPad users might have been facing. He also notes that any developer can add such a prompt with just 30 lines of code. "Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly". Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use Apple parts.
The proof-of-concept involves the use of an overlay popup that mimics the Apple iOS password prompt. With the new update comes an option for users that they can downgrade back to a previous version of iOS that is now being signed. Since then it has rolled out iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3 and the beta version of iOS 11.1.0. As such, beyond the bug fixes, there aren't any remarkable, user-facing changes to the iOS 11 experience in these last few updates.
Like it or not, emojis are an important Apple trademark, and they have inspired various others tech companies, sometimes to the point of imitation.
iOS asks users for their passwords for many reasons, but the most common ones are recently installed iOS operating system updates or iOS apps that are stuck during installation.
The first thing an iOS user can do to make sure they are dealing with a legitimate login request is simply hit the home button on their device.