Apple have applied for a patent for a new tamper evident security label that will detect if a device has been opened, thus voiding the manufacturer’s warranty. This has attracted much comment from user groups, with a general acceptance that manufacturers need to protect their warranties, but it does stop people tinkering with their devices.
Its an interesting, if not unsophisticated design compared to the technology we use for our Label Lock range of products and it will be interesting to see if Apple start a trend in using hidden tamper evident labels to detect unauthorised access. After all – who wants to destroy the famous design appeal of a an ipod !
Watch this space.