Here are your Apple Rumors for today:
FBI: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says the FBI can get into locked iPhone’s without Apple (AAPL), reports 9to5Mac. Snowden claims that the FBI could copy the device’s NAND flash memory for a backup and then attempt password guesses to enter the device. If the 10-password limit is exceeded and the device erases its data, they could just replace the lost data with the backup copy. He claims this would be easy to do and that there are specific methods that the FBI could use to speed the process up.
Case: What is claimed to be a leaked case for the iPhone 7 may give insight into one of its features, International Business Times notes. The new case is missing a hole for the headphone jack. It’s been rumored for months that Apple is planning to remove the headphone jack from its upcoming iPhone 7, but it’s never been confirmed. The switch in this case could mean that the change will happen, but case makers don’t have exact details of the device and are likely making educated guesses.
Home: Apple may uses Liquidmetal for Home buttons on future devices, reports AppleInsider. This new information was revealed in a patent that was filed by the company. It describes replacing the current Home button assembly with one containing Liquidmetal. This would give the Home button more elasticity and could open up a system similar to Force Touch for it. It would also simplify the button’s design and could reduce risk of it breaking as easily.