Reviewed October 9th, 2020
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Apple iPhone 11 / 11 Pro

Apple, Inc.


The iPhone 11 is the latest generation of Apple iPhone models that features two rear camera, a beautiful Liquid Retina HD display, and great battery life. The smartphone can be purchased for $699 to $846 depending on the amount of storage.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


Date of last breach

August 2019

Google security researchers claimed that Apple iPhones had suffered from massive security breaches. Specifically, hackers placed monitoring implants in an untold number of devices. This implant was inserted when users visited unspecificed hack websites and supposedly had been active for two years. Be wary!

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Apple does seem to do a good job with privacy and security. However, Apple has been caught in the past listening to private conversations through peoples' devices for "Siri Quality Control." Apple claims they have changed their ways after that was revealed, but be aware of that risk before purchasing this product.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Apple does not share your iPhone data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. Siri voice requests are also anonymous and auto-deleted after 6 months.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Improved camera.
  • Good battery life.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Not much change from iPhone XR.
  • Headphone dongle not included in the box.

Final Thoughts

The latest generation continues to improve and add new features and tools to its amazing capabilities. Easy to use and one of the most popular phone brands in the world, Apple does a great job with security and privacy measures, so there should not be much to worry about!

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