To top these off, Apple is also offering a select few security researchers a special iPhone that has several of the security layers pulled off. This means that anybody who finds a serious security bug can potentially earn a bounty by disclosing it to Apple, and there doesn't appear to even be any accreditation required. The handsets come with secure shell, a root shell and advanced debugging capabilities, which make it easier for researchers to spot bugs. This fall, the reward will be increased to $1,000,000, and will expand to all of Apple's platforms: iOS, iCloud, tvOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS. Also, Apple added US$500,000 tier rewards for the security shortcomings that give user data access to hackers. The latest reward of Dollars 1 million is up from Apple's previous highest bounty of USD 200,000 (around Rs 1.41 crores). Those who spot a vulnerability in a beta version of Apple's software before it launches can also receive a 50% bonus.
iFixit also found that when it used a genuine Apple battery but replaced it itself, the message still displayed. This has led iFixit to speculate that Apple may have intentionally designed this as a way of showing the middle finger to independent fix shops.
Justin points out that the chip - technically named Single-Cell Li-Ion Battery Fuel Gauge for Battery Pack Integration - has been there for a long time but it has never been used for this goal until very recently, when Apple chose to activate a feature to authenticate the batteries as both original parts and replaced by Apple official fix service. If you get one installed any other way, your iPhone will now not run the handy Battery Health feature in settings and will display a message saying the phone is unable to verify if the new battery is genuine.
Apple hasn't said how many applications it will be accepting into the program.
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Of course, if you take the phone to an Apple Store for servicing, they will ask you to pay $69 to replace your new battery for a new battery - even if your battery is an original Apple part - because you are not authorized to make your own repairs.
For example, earlier this year an Arizona teen discovered a serious flaw in FaceTime, and although Apple did the right thing by providing a bug bounty for his discovery, this was an exception that may have only been made as result of the high-profile nature of the security flaw.
The Verge commented: "The evidence suggests that people hold onto their phones for longer when they have access to cheap battery repairs".