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Practical Mobile Forensics - Second Edition by Satish Bommisetty, Rohit Tamma, Heather Mahalik

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Chapter 2. Understanding the Internals of iOS Devices

As of November 2015, Apple had sold more than 1 billion iOS devices according to released sales records, and these numbers are expected to grow. While iOS is the leading operating system for tablets worldwide, Android continues to be the leading operating system for smartphones worldwide. Regardless of the statistics, if you are a forensic examiner, the chances are you will need to conduct an examination of an iOS device.

In order to perform a forensic examination of an iOS device, the examiner must understand the internal components and inner workings of that device. Developing an understanding of the underlying components of a mobile device will help the forensic examiner understand the criticalities ...

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