Encryption of Apple’s iMessage service has been found to be “impossible to intercept” by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States. CNet reports that a 2013 report from the DEA found the encryption of iMessage impossible to intercept even if the agency has a court warrant.
While this is a US-specific report, chances are it would come to the notice of Indian security officials who have been pursuing decryption keys from similar services. The government is still in talks with
Though Apple’s iPhone and iPad do not yet have the same market share as BlackBerry, it is increasing. We believe it is only a matter of time before India asks Apple for the same privileges as it expects from BlackBerry. It would be interesting to see how Apple responds to it, especially after it bowed down to consumer and government pressure in China. However, unlike China, India is not that big a market for Apple, though it has big ambitions for this market.