Since the introduction of iOS 8 in 2014, Apple has informed users about the inclusion of device encryption, which secures device data from hackers, thieves and government agencies. On top, since iOS 9, Apple has pushed for even more security by making developers encrypt all apps, using HTTPS.
Furthermore, the reworked encryption of Apple devices forces law enforcement, federal agents, and intelligence agencies to go to the device owner themselves rather than Apple. These encryption methods prevent even Apple from accessing the data it holds on users, as they state on their website:
“(…) we can’t unlock your device for anyone because you hold the key — your unique password. We’re committed to using powerful encryption because you should know the data on your device and the information you share with others is protected.”