Most investigators are familiar with the capabilities of EnCase® Forensic as a tool for investigation of desktops, servers, and hard drives, but did you know that ever since EnCase Forensic v7 was introduced, it has provided support for smartphone operating systems out-of-the-box? In Version 7.09, the latest release, EnCase improves smartphone acquisition, analysis and reporting capabilities by adding support for iOS 7 devices.
As you likely know, the mobile device market is dominated by iOS and Android devices. Over 90 percent of the world's smartphone users have an Apple- or Google-powered device. However, even within the majority, there are multiple factors that investigators like you must consider and ultimately deal with, including: