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“Security Research Device Program”: First devices spotted
In July of this year, Apple started the “Security Research Device Program”: The primary goal of the initiative is to provide security researchers with specially configured iPhones that do without certain security mechanisms and protective measures (see). In order to have access to this program, a number of requirements must be met: The applicant must be a registered developer with Apple – and prove that they have identified security gaps in the past.

As MacRumors reports that five months after the initiative was announced, the first security researchers will receive the prepared devices. The loan period for these iPhones is one year – but it can be extended if necessary. Anyone who is interested in the program and is not yet a participant will have to be patient: Applications were only possible until August 24th.