The British Ministry of Defence has chosen the iPhone 7 to make its secret calls at military level. The terminal has been chosen with the help of the operator BT, in order to allow secret military communications by voice and data. This is not the first time that a military institution has chosen this terminal for its security, but what stands out is the possibility of using “dual-person” technology.
The dual-person system establishes two spaces within a device, one for the user and one for the IT department. Typically one of the spaces is for work and the other for the user’s personal part . They are totally isolated from each other, allowing the IT department to control the corporate information on the device.
This iPhone will have two “profiles” to protect secret military information and communications
Another feature planned to be implemented on these iPhones is the possibility to make normal calls and under a secret line . All this in a more transparent and simple way for the user. Both call modes are being developed together with BT.
The British operator also has plans to securely store particularly sensitive data. They hope to achieve this through “secure storage containers”. Interestingly, among the other candidate devices was Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 . A terminal that has been around for several years.