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Reliance Jio 4G SIM activation delay explained

[ September 4 2016 UpdateHow I get my Reliance Jio SIM activated in 10 minutes after activation delay for 2 weeks ]
[ September 1 2016 UpdateReliance Jio SIM activation in 15 minutes via e-KYC ]
While long lines of people queuing up outside Reliance Digital outlets for preview SIM cards may be good news for Jio, it has also meant long delays in activation of these cards.
At least some Reliance Digital outlets are unable to cope with the huge demand and are struggling to process and scan the documents submitted by those buying SIMs are the preview offer.
“We were doing 4 or 5 activations a day,” says an employee at a small Reliance Digital Express outlet in Kerala. “Now we’re selling 60 a day.”
With just two employees, the store has no option but to divert all manpower to simply selling the connections. While earlier, they would activate all connections on the same day, now unprocessed CAFs or customer acquisition forms are piling up.
“It could take days to clear the backlog,” says the employee when we ask them when the connection will be activated.
 
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LYF IN THE FAST LANE
The delays are being felt mostly by those who are buying a second SIM for use in their existing 4G handset. These SIMs can only be bought from Reliance Digital and RD Express stores, which is what is causing the huge pile-up.
However, you can also get Jio SIMs with preview offers when you buy new handsets, especially LYF-branded ones. And these handsets can be bought from most smartphone retailers.
These retailers also have their own stock of Jio SIMs to be given free with new handsets. The customer acquisition forms for these handsets are not routed through Reliance Digital, but is given directly to Jio.
These forms — which are submitted are third-party retailers — are processed quicker. According to our inquiries, connections bundled with new handsets from independent retailers is being processed on the same day or the next day. This would indicate that activation at Jio’s end is happening smoothly, while some amount of bottlenecks are present at Reliance Digital outlets.

HUGE DEMAND
With competitors piling on pressure on Jio to reveal its 4G tariff, the company is racing against time to bring as many high-end users onboard its network as possible.
Jio now offers free SIMs on practically every 4G phone out there in the market. However, some Reliance Digital outlets are providing 4G SIMs only if the handset you are carrying in is included in the official list of ‘preview offer’ devices issued by Jio.
The company currently offers preview offers for handsets from Samsung, LG, Micromax, Panasonic, TCL, Yu, Karbonn, Gionee, Alcatel, XOLO and Asus. More brands are added based on the capability of Reliance Digital outlets to cope with the incoming customer traffic.
The company, meanwhile, seems to be pleasantly surprised at the enthusiastic customer response that its offer has generated. RIL’s official facebook handle has retweeted photos of long queues outside the Reliance Digital outlets.
In fact, the primary reason for restricting SIM sales to only a few brands was to prevent total chaos at Digital outlets. While the company has largely succeeded in ensuring a smooth roll-out, the real test of its strategy will come this week.
The long queues outside the outlets should also be making Jio’s rivals jittery, as it is their customers who are lining up outside these stores desperately for free data and voice calls.
Adjusted for purchasing power parity, India has one of the most expensive data tariffs in the world, and the entry of players like Jio is expected to make wireless Internet affordable for everyone.
Watch this video which I shot after I got this trick to activate my SIM.Those who are suffering from Reliance Jio Activation Delay and living in Delhi NCR and Mumbai can activate their SIM using this trick. I have tested this method and it worked every time.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVHFdhR582Q
 

 

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Reliance Jio 4G SIM: How to purchase, verify and activate

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What is Reliance Jio services and Jio 4G SIM? Why is everyone is talking about it?

There seems to be a lot of interest in the new Reliance Jio services that is offering ultra fast download speed and super cheap data rates. When I heard about the download speed (it was about 28 mbps) from my friend I could not believe it. I thought that he is lying since Reliance has not launched these services commercially and since its in preview mode so there might be some kind of  network issues with these services. But when I saw and used his Lyf Flame 6 Mobile myself I was quite surprised. The speed that I experienced was 26 mbps for downloading and 18mbps for uploading.
 

My Experience of getting the 4G SIM and Lyf Smartphone.

I decided to buy the Lyf phone and a Reliance Jio Sim. I went to near by Reliance Digital Store and saw people are buying Lyf smartphones and Wi-Fi hubs to experience the high-speed internet. Most people were there to get the Reliance Jio 4G Sim and people were submitting their KYC documents and filling the forms. I purchased a Lyf Flame 6 to experience the service first-hand. Based on this experience, I tell you how you can buy and activate a Reliance Jio SIM.
Lyf Flame 6 costs Rs 2,890, and the SIM I got along with this was FREE. You need to submit a valid photo ID as well as new passport size photograph of yours to get the SIM. You will need to fill an application form as well as to sign the xerox copies of the IDs you have submitted. Ensure that the signatures on the form and on your IDs match.
After that I asked the sales representative about the time it will take to activate the sim, he told me that since there’s been a lot of people coming in to get the Reliance Jio 4G SIM since the company has announced that customers with Samsung or LG 4G smartphones will be able to preview their services, so it might take a week also and you can try other Store and confirm the activation time and if they tell you that it will be done in a day or 2 then you can buy from there.  Since I had already purchased the phone and SIM so I had no other option left.
So I bought this SIM on 14th August 2016, I got the SMS on my registered mobile (Airtel No.) on 22 August 2016 to tele-verify my details.
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On the call you will be asked to key in your RJio number, which is available on the SIM pack. Next you will need to give the last four digits of your ID document, in our case an Adhaar card.
And the SIM was already active by the time the tele-verification was done.
Initially, Jio 4G was only available to those who bought the company’s branded Lyf phones which start from as low as Rs 2,999. But after partnering with Samsung, and offering its JioFi mobile router, there are now more people eligible for the preview offer that offers 90 days of free data and voice calls (across all network and even on roaming).

Mobiles that Comes with Jio Preview Offer

  • Samsung – All 4G phones from Samsung, including the recently launched Tizen Z2
  • LG – All 4G phones like the K7, K10 and going up to the LG G5
  • Micromax – All existing 4G compatible phones and the new models.
  • YU Televenture
  • Panasonic

If you have any of the above Phones and you wanted to avail the preview offer

How to Get the Reliance Jio 4G SIM only

  • Users need to download the MyJio app on your phone
  • Generate the code on the app
  • Take it to a nearby Reliance Digital, Xpress Digital Mini store
  • Submit ID documents with one passport size photo
  • Get the Jio 4G SIM
  • Wait for the verification which takes up to 4 hours
  • Tele-verify once your number is up and running

What About Others?

If you don’t have any of these phones, that doesn’t mean you can’t avail the Jio 4G SIM. As we found out, the Jio 4G SIM bundled with brands mentioned above are unlocked, which means they can be used on any 4G phone. But you need to ask any of your friend who has the Eligible phone to generate the code on the MyJio App for you. And take it to thenearby Reliance Digital, Xpress Digital Mini store, Submit ID documents with one passport size photo and get the SIM.

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Apple iPhone SE Price in India and Launch Date Revealed

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At its ‘Let Us Loop You In’ conference on Tuesday in Cupertino, California, Apple unveiled the iPhone SE. The company is calling the new offering its cheapest iPhone model to date, with s price starting at $399 (roughly Rs. 26,600) in the US. In India however, the starting price for the iPhone SE is Rs. 39,000, the company confirmed. As for availability, Apple said the iPhone SE will be available for purchase in India starting early April.
 
 

 

 
The iPhone SE sports a 4-inch display and comes in two storage variants: 16GB and 64GB. It has much the same innards as the iPhone 6s, which Apple launched last year. Apple also unveiled new accessories such as leather cases in Black and Midnight Blue, which will be available at Rs. 2,900. The Lightning Docks will be available at Rs. 3,700.
The new Apple smartphone is meant to address both the demand for a smaller screen iPhone, as well as the demand for a cheap iPhone. As we mentioned earlier, the Apple iPhone SE features innards similar to the iPhone 6s, but comes with a design and form factor that’s reminiscent of the iPhone 5s – the company’s last 4-inch iPhone.
Looking nearly identical to the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE comes with the colour variants introduced with the iPhone 6s – including Rose Gold. It also features more rounded edges on the top and bottom panels, more like the iPhone 6 than the iPhone 5s.
For specifications, the iPhone SE features the iPhone 6s’ Apple A9 SoC and M9 motion coprocessor, 12-megapixel iSight (rear) camera with 4K video support, Bluetooth 4.2, improved Wi-Fi and LTE, new microphones, and Apple Pay support with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
 

 
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Apple iPhone SE detailed specifications
GENERAL
Release date March 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.66
Weight (g) 113.00
Removable battery No
Colours Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
SAR value NA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 4.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 640×1136 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 326
HARDWARE
Processor make A9
Internal storage 16GB
CAMERA
Rear camera 12-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 1.2-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System iOS 9.3
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

 

 

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Why Google Photos API makes sense after Google shutting down Picasa

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It is now confirmed that Google is shutting down Picasa service starting March 2016. After the launch of Google Photos a lot of people already knew this would happen eventually in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. For those who do not know about Picasa, Picasa is a photo-sharing and storing website that’s been in Google’s lineup since 2004.
According to Google Picasa Blog:

"After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products."

When Google launched Google Photos in May 2015, backed by deep neural network-driven image recognition (used to automate photo organization without user-applied tags) and free unlimited storage for high-def photos and video, Google Photos looked and sounded great. And icing on the cake is its availability to users of both Android and iOS.

"Google Photos gives you a single, private place to keep a lifetime of memories, and access them from any device. They’re automatically backed up and synced, so you can have peace of mind that your photos are safe, available across all your devices.
And when we say a lifetime of memories, we really mean it. With Google Photos, you can now back up and store unlimited, high-quality photos and videos, for free. We maintain the original resolution up to 16 MP for photos, and 1080p high-definition for videos, and store compressed versions of the photos and videos in beautiful, print-quality resolution."

So now, Google Picasa is gone, one obvious question to ask is whether there will be an API for Google Photos. After all, there’s one for Google Picasa. The company has not confirmed it yet, According to a company spokeswoman “No current plans for an API, but this is just v1 of the Photos app. There is definitely more to come.”
So what are Picasa users to do now that their photo service is getting shut down? Google is unsurprisingly telling folks to move over to Google Photos, the company’s new-and-improved photo service. According to Google:

Beginning May 1st, 2016, we’ll start rolling out changes to the Picasa Web Albums Data API and no longer support the following functionality:
 - Flash support
 - Community search
 - Mutation operations other than uploads
 - All support for tags, comments, and contacts
The API will still support other functions, including reading photos, reading albums, reading photos in albums, and uploading new photos. Although these operations will continue to be supported and the protocol will remain the same, the content included in the responses and the operation behavior may change.

So, It is now making perfect sense that there will be an API soon for developers to work with the Google Photos, as with no API (yet), why might Google’s Photos announcement be relevant to developers now? And it is worth mentioning here that developers have always been the key to ecosystem dominance.
We can sense the heat between Google and Apple and Google has dramatically turned it up by offering free unlimited storage of high-def images and video. And Google is playing this game very patiently. Google is saying, “You are free to choose between Android and iOS. It does not matter whether you take pictures or shoot videos on iOS, just store them with us for FREE”. By doing so Google is increasing the chances of adoption by Apple users.
Google will do its best to deliver a seamless experience on both platforms, but the chances are that it will be a better experience on Android. Google’s sphere of influence will expand and, as a result, more developers will be drawn to it like moths to light. Even if developers start by building iOS apps that work with the Google Photos API. It’s not available yet. But it will be, and when it is, that’ll be just another foot in the door. Eventually, some users of Google Photos on iOS will be compelled to move.
 

 

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Xiaomi Mi Band 1S Fitness Tracker, 20000mAh Mi Power Bank Launched

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Xiaomi has announced the launch of the Mi Band 1S — also dubbed as Mi Band Pulse — the company’s second generation wearable fitness tracker. On Monday, the Chinese conglomerate also unveiled a 20000mAh Mi Power Bank. Both the products are currently exclusively available in China with no word on their international launch time frame.
The Mi Band first debuted in China last year. The company has refreshed the fitness tracker with the launch of the Mi Band 1S, adding several substantial improvements such as the addition of an optical heart-rate sensor and aesthetic changes while maintaining a dirt-cheap price tag. A display, however, is still missing.
The Mi Band 1S measures 37×13.6×9.9mm (so a tad larger than the Mi Band) and also weighs half a gram more than the Mi Band. It is also IP67 certified, so the band should be able to withstand dust and water to an extent.
The company has retained the same 45mAh battery as its predecessor and promises 30-day battery life on a single charge. Considering the band now also comes equipped with a heart-rate sensor, that’s an interesting feat if it manages to deliver it. It will go on sale in China at a price point of CNY 99 (roughly Rs. 1,030, or $16). The company also announced that it will continue to sell the original Mi Band.
As per IDC’s recent figures, Xiaomi sold around 3.1 million Mi Band trackers in Q2 2015. The company was only behind Apple, which sold 3.6 million Apple Watch models, and 4.4 million trackers sold by Fitbit.

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On Monday, the company announced a new large Mi Power Bank with a capacity 20000mAh. Priced at an equivalent of $24 (roughly Rs. 1,600), the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank comes with a plastic body – which is different from the metal body other power banks from the company come with. This makes it possible for the unit to weigh less than other Mi Power Bank models and better withstand scratches. The company says that the battery inside the device is made by LG or Panasonic and promises up to 93 percent conversion rate. It offers 5.1V and 3.6A output.
via : NDTV Gadgets360

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Facebook Video Profile: Everything you need to know

Big changes to Facebook profiles are just around the corner. Facebook profiles are extremely popular part of the social network — the company says that they are viewed a cumulative more than 4 billion times a day.
“We’re making it easier for you to see what others can view by introducing a new customizable space at the top of your profile. You can curate this space— and convey what you want people to know about you— by changing the visibility of the fields that show up here,” Facebook said. Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles
Facebook Video Profile: The ability to use a 7-second looping video as your profile pic is the biggest change that is going to happen. Soon you’ll be able to click on your profile pic to upload a new profile video. You tap the record button and can shoot for up to 7 seconds with sound. The looping video will auto-play without sound (unless clicked) on your profile and the feed story about you uploading it.
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Featured Photos: The option to pin Featured Photos to the top of the profile Temporary profile pics is the next biggest feature. You will have an option to select up to five Featured Photos that will appear pinned to a section at the top of your profile. This is designed to let you give people considering your friend request or who just met you a better clue to your identity.
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Temporary Profile Pics: This feature lets you select a profile pic, but have yours revert to your old pic after a set number of hours, days, or weeks. It’s useful for promoting a cause, like the the millions of people who set their profile pic in Tri-color tint to support Digital India campaign.
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Easier visibility controls and Bio: The new profile asks you to write a short bio of yourself (“Mom, wife, growth hacker. Coffee addict!”), and supports the use of emoji. Next comes the “About” field, which tells people where you live, work, go to school, and so on.
A Mobile-Centric Design: Rather than just port the more left-aligned web profile to mobile, Facebook has built a mobile-first design. It makes the profile pic/video bigger and puts it in the center of the screen. Below, rather than small panels that open to reveal details on friends and photos, Facebook is giving both their own big sections pinned below the profile pic and above the timeline.
Availability: The features begin rolling out and testing today for some users on iOS in California and the United Kingdom before introducing the changes more broadly.
 

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A Big Day for the Big Screen: The new Apple TV in a new Avatar


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The new Apple TV is here, just unveiled at today’s Apple’s September Event. As we all know that Apple’s plans for the living room have circled for years, but I think this is going to represent the biggest charge as of now. Today exec Eddy Cue appropriately called it “a big day for the big screen.” Tim Cook called it “the future of television,” Its a new operating system called tvOS.
That remote appears to have a touchscreen, mic and Wii-like motion controls built in, necessary for Siri to search across “multiple content options (Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Showtime, with more to come) on a single screen. It’s feature already offered by competitors like Roku, Samsung, Amazon and Xbox that makes it easy to find a show or movie without having to know which service or app it’s in first, and now it’s on Apple TV too.
This will definitely interest iOS Developer community as developing apps will take advantage of some common technologies with iOS, like Metal, and developers will use the same tools like Xcode. Developers can even build universal apps that let you buy one app that works across your iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV.
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During the event Apple showed off some new gaming experiences, including Rayman Adventures, Disney Infinity 3.0, Shadowmatic, Crossy Road and the new Guitar HeroCrossy Road is also getting a multiplayer mode on Apple TV, where players can join in with an iPhone or iPod Touch as a controller.
 
 

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Apple Announced new iPad Pro and Believe us It's Amazing

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“Today we have the biggest news in iPad since the iPad,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook. That’s right: Apple has just announced the “iPad Pro”, and it’s the biggest iPad yet. The iPad Pro has a whopping 12.9-inch display with 2,732 x 2,048 pixels i.e. 5.6 million Pixels in the screen. To put that size into perspective, that means the screen is almost exactly the same width as the regular iPad’s is tall. It’s also, in case you didn’t run the math, got the same familiar 4:3 iPad aspect ratio and a functionally identical pixel density to the iPad Air. Apple says it’s so big the on-screen keyboard is “full-sized,” like on its laptops.
Inside iPad Pro, there is a brand new A9X chip. Apple’s third-gen 64-bit chip. Doubled memory bandwidth of A8X and graphics performance. One thing Apple isn’t saying how much RAM the Pro has, but chances are its silence on the matter means that it’s the same 2GB as the Air 2.Despite the larger display and increased power, the new iPad will apparently run for 10 hours on a charge.
But wait, there’s more! And this might be a game changer for this iPad Pro. iPad always lacked a pressure sensitive pen for artists. Apple has announced a stylus, called Pencil. Sensors in the Pencil detect position, force and tilt while you draw or write. Apple is calling it “Force data,” which is a fancy way of saying the screen is pressure-sensitive.
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Oh, and it charges from the iPad’s Lightning port. At least you’ll never lose the cable?
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In addition to the stylus, Apple also trotted out a “Smart Keyboard,” which is a keyboard case for the iPad Pro that turns the tablet into a Surface-a-like. It connects to the iPad via a new port called the “Smart Connector,” and contains a full keyboard with the same butterfly key technology as the Apple’s recently launched super-thin Macbook.
So. What’s the price for all of these additions? The iPad Pro will start at $799. That’s for a 32GB WiFi model. The 128GB WiFi models will cost $949, while the LTE 128GB model costs $1079. The new iPad Pro will be available in November.
 

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Apple's iPhone event : September 9, 2015

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It’s September 9 and Apple’s iPhone Event is just around the corner. During one of its famous keynote addresses out in California, the one where it always announces new iPhones and if the rumors to be believed, we may see way more than just a new iPhone: anything from a refreshed, pricier Apple TV to a supersized iPad Pro. But of course, the rumor mill has steered us wrong in the past, so we don’t really know if there’ll be an Apple TV, new iPads. But if nothing else, we know this for sure: There will be iPhones.
How To Watch: A video stream of the event is available at Apple.com/live 10 AM PDT (which is 10:30 PM Indian Time). It works on any iOS device—just visit the link in mobile Safari. If you’re watching on a computer, you’ll need to use Safari to access the livestream.
We will keep you posted about the new stuff about this event. So be sure to tune in.

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What features to expect in new iPhone 6s

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Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone next week, which most people are already calling iPhone 6s. Many reports have already painted a pretty good picture of what to expect from the new generation of devices.
1. Bigger Display: According to new leaks, the next iPhone will be slightly bigger, making way for new display technology. The leaked pictures are one of the first glimpses of the iPhone 6s Plus, the bigger of the two new phones that Apple is expected to release at its event next week.
 
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2. Force Touch: The pictures also show the phone that contains a sensor (can be seen in the centre of the display) for Apple’s Force Touch technology – which allows the iPhone to tell how hard its screen is being pressed and trigger additional events. Some details of how exactly it will work have already been revealed, indicating that the hard press will trigger further menu options.
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3. Better Camera: A slew of leaked components and rumors indicate that the next iPhone will have an updated 12-megapixel camera. The higher resolution sensor is likely to be paired with a better lens system, optical image stabilisation and a wider aperture. All this will likely just not make it better, but perhaps make it the best smartphone camera. The selfie camera is also in for an update and the rumour mill even suggests a flash on the front.

4. Improved Battery: According to previous leaks, that slightly larger body will have a smaller battery than the iPhone 6. It isn’t clear whether that will mean that the phone will have less battery life, however, since Apple has been rumoured to be adding new, more efficient components.
5. One Killer Feature: Often Apple reserves one killer feature for the newly launched iOS which always works best with a new launched model of the iPhone. For example, Apple unveiled the Siri assistant only with the launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple Maps went live with the iPhone 5 and Touch ID and the encryption came with the iPhone 5S. So it would be interesting to see what’s that killer feature will bring us.