Yesterday, you may remember we brought you a report – via Forbes – in which the publication claimed to have in its possession a classified “Top Secret” document, that appeared to show the U.S National Security Agency had a “backdoor” to install potential “spying” software implants on the iPhone, since as far back as 2008.

In an attempt to quell any speculation that it was involved in the creation of such software “backdoors,” Apple has this week released an official statement to the guys over at TechCrunch, through which the company denies all involvement and knowledge of the top-secret government program known internally as “DROPOUTJEEP.”

An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in Berlin

“Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products,” the statement read, as Apple attempted to restore faith among its consumer base.

“We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security,” the firm wrote, while making sure to highlight that the team at Apple is “continuously working to make [its] products even more secure.”

We make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements.

“Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple’s industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers,” the statement concluded, as the technology giant added that it will continue to “use [its] resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers” and “defend [its] customers from security attacks,” regardless of who’s behind them.

iphone6
ios8
SHARD2
pay

Charts

See the apps trending right now.
Top 5 Paid Apps (US) 
Trivia Crack (Ad Free)
free
Trivia Crack (Ad Free)
$2.99
Minecraft – Pocket Edition
free
Minecraft – Pocket Edition
$6.99
Heads Up!
free
Heads Up!
$0.99
Plague Inc.
free
Plague Inc.
$0.99
Five Nights at Freddy\'s 2
free
Five Nights at Freddy\'s 2
$2.99
Top 5 Paid Apps (UK) 
Heads Up!
free
Heads Up!
£0.79
Minecraft – Pocket Edition
free
Minecraft – Pocket Edition
£4.99
The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit for Car Drivers
free
The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit for Car Drivers
£4.99
Football Manager Handheld™ 2015
free
Football Manager Handheld™ 2015
£7.99
DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers UK - Driving Test Success
free
DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers UK - Driving Test Success
£1.99
Top 5 FREE Apps (US) 
Trivia Crack
free
Trivia Crack
Free
Facebook Messenger
free
Facebook Messenger
Free
Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic
free
Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic
Free
Facebook
free
Facebook
Free
Instagram
free
Instagram
Free
Top 5 FREE Apps (UK) 
WhatsApp Messenger
free
WhatsApp Messenger
Free
Facebook
free
Facebook
Free
Messenger
free
Messenger
Free
Snapchat
free
Snapchat
Free
Instagram
free
Instagram
Free
Top 5 Paid Mac (US) 
OS X Server
free
OS X Server
$19.99
GarageBand
free
GarageBand
$4.99
Disk Doctor
free
Disk Doctor
$2.99
Day One
free
Day One
$4.99
Notability
free
Notability
$2.99
Top 5 Paid Mac (UK) 
Logic Pro X
free
Logic Pro X
£149.99
OS X Server
free
OS X Server
£14.99
Final Cut Pro
free
Final Cut Pro
£229.99
GarageBand
free
GarageBand
£3.99
Disk Doctor
free
Disk Doctor
£2.29
Top 5 FREE Mac (US) 
OS X Yosemite
free
OS X Yosemite
Free
Kindle
free
Kindle
Free
Microsoft Remote Desktop
free
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Free
Xcode
free
Xcode
Free
Any.do - Simple To-Do List, Daily Task Manager & Checklist Organizer
free
Any.do - Simple To-Do List, Daily Task Manager & Checklist Organizer
Free
Top 5 FREE Mac (UK) 
OS X Yosemite
free
OS X Yosemite
Free
Xcode
free
Xcode
Free
Microsoft Remote Desktop
free
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Free
Kindle
free
Kindle
Free
The Unarchiver
free
The Unarchiver
Free


What's On

See the shows trending right now.
Top 5 TV Episodes (US) 
Enough Is Enough
free
Enough Is Enough
$2.99
Midnight City
free
Midnight City
$2.99
The Bin of Sin
free
The Bin of Sin
$2.99
EST Men
free
EST Men
$2.99
It\'s Just A Scratch
free
It\'s Just A Scratch
$2.99
Top 5 TV Episodes (UK) 
201
free
201
£2.49
Episode 4
free
Episode 4
£2.49
One-Two-Three Go...
free
One-Two-Three Go...
£2.49
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
free
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
£2.49
Three Card Trick
free
Three Card Trick
£2.49


Great Reads

Discover this year's best pageturners.
Top 5 Paid Books (US) 
The Girl on the Train
free
The Girl on the Train
$8.99
Fifty Shades of Grey
free
Fifty Shades of Grey
$4.99
American Sniper (Enhanced Edition)
free
American Sniper (Enhanced Edition)
$5.99
Private Vegas
free
Private Vegas
$12.99
Fifty Shades Darker
free
Fifty Shades Darker
$7.99
Top 5 Paid Books (UK) 
The Girl on the Train
free
The Girl on the Train
$8.99
Fifty Shades of Grey
free
Fifty Shades of Grey
$4.99
American Sniper (Enhanced Edition)
free
American Sniper (Enhanced Edition)
$5.99
Private Vegas
free
Private Vegas
$12.99
Fifty Shades Darker
free
Fifty Shades Darker
$7.99
Top 5 FREE Books (US) 
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
Some Degree of Murder
free
Some Degree of Murder
Free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
Guinness World Records 2015 Bonus Chapter
free
Guinness World Records 2015 Bonus Chapter
Free
50 Best Jokes Ever
free
50 Best Jokes Ever
Free
Top 5 FREE Books (UK) 
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
Some Degree of Murder
free
Some Degree of Murder
Free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
Guinness World Records 2015 Bonus Chapter
free
Guinness World Records 2015 Bonus Chapter
Free
50 Best Jokes Ever
free
50 Best Jokes Ever
Free