Yes, it’s a patent and we all know that a patent isn’t a guarantee of nothing, but the one discovered today by AppleInsider gives hope to all those who hope that iOS and iPadOS will continue to develop. in office. The document is about
Specifically, it explains how a mobile system could offer a login screen, where multiple users can have their own passwords attached to encryption keys. Unused profiles would be completely inaccessible to other people thanks to this encryption.
Mandatory encryption for devices that need it
The pantheon suggests that would not allow the unencrypted storage of each profile informationAs an attacker with sufficient knowledge, he could gain access to this data by physically removing the memory chips. An iPhone or iPad is much easier to steal than a computer, for example. Mac data is encrypted using FileVault, but this is optional.
Additionally, devices like an iPhone often contain more sensitive data than many desktop computers. Banking apps, cards with Apple Pay … are much more personal devices. Therefore, the patent clearly states that multi-user profiles must be encrypted without exception. A T2-style chip can support these ciphers
From this, we can understand that yes, Apple has thought about providing iPadOS with multi-user profiles at least. While it may tie it to a new type of security chip, which means not all devices will be compatible with this new mode. If it does eventually become a reality, sure.