Skip to comments.Apple Will Analyze iPhone of Teen Missing at Sea (Video at source)
Posted on 05/01/2016 10:55:05 AM PDT by Swordmaker
Apple will analyze the recovered iPhone that may hold the key to what happened last summer when two Florida teens disappeared on a boating trip, according to an agreement reached by the teens' parents in court today.
The recovered iPhone belonged to 14-year-old Austin Stephanos, who went missing while on a boat trip with Perry Cohen, also 14, in July. The Coast Guard led an eight-day search in the Atlantic, covering 50,000 nautical miles. The boys' bodies were never found.
But Austin's iPhone was on board when the boys' boat was recovered last month about 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission gave the recovered iPhone to Austins father, Blu Stephanos, but Perry's mother, Pam Cohen, took the issue to court, fighting to hand the phone over to experts.
At today's emergency hearing, an attorney for the Stephanos family said, "Apple has already agreed to take in the phone" and analyze it for answers.
The phone will be sent to Apple to be analyzed and all evidence will be sealed and sent back to court, according to the agreement reached this afternoon. Apple declined to comment.
Blu Stephanos released these images of the recovered phone that he says belonged to his son, Austin Stephanos.
iPhone of Missing Teen Lost at Sea Could Hold Answers to Disappearance
Florida Families End Private Search for Teens Missing at Sea
Missing Teens' Boat Found Capsized Off Florida Coast
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If the boat capsized where was the phone that it didn’t fall out?
Local news idiots here in Ct were hinting at foul play because the ignition sw was off.
IMO the kids hit a squall and wicked seas,lost power tried to restart got swamped and washed over board.
Not that my years in the CG off the Fl coast influenced my Opin
I think I read it was in a compartment
What you say is most probable. Poor kids.
What for? the FBI have the blueprint to break the phone anyways. Thanks Tim!
Plus the poor guys, like most out there fishing and blasting around don’t wear flotation gear.
Anytime I went out with anyone I wanted to know where my life jacket was and had it on or near by,or didn’t go.
Weird stuff happens out there and I have seen it hundreds of times.
Unless it’s a 5C or older, no they don’t.
It looks like a 6.
Just a guess, but probably in a backpack in the cabin. . . turned off to preserve the battery. The boys were quite a ways out at sea, more than 100 nautical miles, which takes quite a bit of time. That quite a ways away from any cell towers. The boat most likely had it's own navigation system, so I suspect the iPhone would have been turned off to conserve battery time. I doubt there will be anything probative on it.
Nope. The looks like an iPhone 5S or perhaps a 6. The FBI can only unlock an iPhone 5C. . . Not any other models after the iPhone 5C. They've tried on later models and bounced.
Probably lanyarded to it in a bag.
“But Austin’s iPhone was on board when the boys’ boat was recovered last month about 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda.”
but near the end of your post is a link to a story their boat was found a few days after they were missing?
how can there be 2 boats, found at 2 different locations, months (8?) apart?
The boat was found once by the Coast Guard, then lost and then found again.
The state of journalism in the US these days. . .
Here is a corporation that cries about American while they hire more forein workers every years>
2016 H1B Visa Reports:: Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors: Apple 1,514 workers,
2015 H1B Visa Reports: Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors: Apple 1,464 workers,
2014 H1B Visa Reports: Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors : Apple 1,038 workers myvisajobs.com/Reports/2014-H1B-Visa-Sponsor.aspx
Apple is having their worst year in 15 years and most of it came from refusing to help the FBI. they have a change of heart
What part of "The father, the owner, has the iPhone's passcode" do you fail to grasp? Unlocking the device is not an issue. . . Getting the data off of a very damaged unlockable device with the owner's permission who has the device's passcode is nowhere in the same zip code as unlocking a completely working secure device without a known passcode. Not even in the same state.
As for your statistics on the H1B visa, Apple has 60,000 employees in the US. H1B visas have to be renewed every year. 2.5% of Apple's workforce in the USA is from H1B visa users. There are tech companies with more than 25% of their workforce employees H1B workers. . . And there are companies in the Hospitality industry with upwards of 80%. Apple's Tech support in the US is located in the United States. Can you say the same of Dell or HP? AT&T? Google? FaceBook?
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