Almost a month ago, Apple finally spoke out and confirmed that iOS 12 would prevent gross outbreaks on iPhones / iPads thanks to a new layer of protection focused on tools like the famous GrayKey. In that article, we commented that there was ?a small possibility that (the feature) is already enabled on iOS 11.4.1?; and what was it ?! ?
O iOS 11.4.1 it was released just now for all users and us, the MacMagazine, we have already confirmed that within Touch / Face ID and Code settings there is a new option ?USB accessories? in the ?Allow access when blocked? area. Below it, Apple says:
Unlock iPhone to allow USB accessories to connect when iPhone has been locked for more than an hour.
The new option is disabled by default, which is right for you to be protected (yes, a little confused). We recommend everyone to keep it that way and, if they later feel that the new behavior is uncomfortable, activate it knowing the risks involved.
It is worth remembering that Grayshift, the company behind GrayKey, had already said that this solution from Apple would not be a price for their tricks. Now that iOS 11.4.1 is up, we?ll see if what she said really does, or if it was pure bullshit to win another last space on the media
Update 07/09/2018 at 16:50
Apple has already published a support article on the move, but for now it is only available in English.
It is important to note that the iPhone / iPad continues to receive power (being recharged) even if the full operation of the accessory via USB has not yet been released via Touch / Face ID or password.