Recently information became available that the iPhone takes screenshots of user actions. Whether or not this is a Apple support feature or a measure for forensic analysts to recover sensitive data still remains to be seen. Seems like an odd feature to include, taking screenshots, only to be deleted a short time later. While the iPhone is the phone of choice for the well off, I think it’s safe to assume that more and more criminals are sporting the Apple device next to their 9mm. Having data from the user’s phone could prove detrimental to criminals pleading not guilty.
However a new court decision protects data on cell phone from illegal searches. So “no officer you may not search my phone” and “I do not consent to search” should still hold up for traffic stops. Thank you EFF and ACLU. Let the upskirt videos continue!