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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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iDevice identification

It is very useful for a forensic investigator to be able to recognize the specific model of an iOS device while conducting a search and seizure or prior to an acquisition activity.

The recognition phase can be performed in the following four ways:

  • Identifying the shape of the device and the connector used
  • Checking the model number printed on the back of the device
  • Connecting the device to a laptop and directly communicating with it
  • Directly through the OS by navigating to Settings | General | About

The first method can be used by practicing the identification of the unique characteristics of each model. In some cases, it may be a complex assessment and it is therefore advisable to confirm the first evaluation with one of the other ...

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