Separating tech fact from the fiction around Jamal Khashoggi’s Apple Watch
Amid the news of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in Turkey sits a technological mystery involving an Apple Watch.
Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Turkish authorities had audio recordings that confirmed Khashoggi’s death inside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul. The Saudi government maintains its innocence, but the audio reportedly indicates that a Saudi team tortured, killed, and dismembered Khashoggi inside the embassy.
But where did the recordings come from?
Saturday morning, a Turkish newspaper reported that the audio originated from Khashoggi’s Apple Watch, via a transmission to his iCloud or iPhone (there are conflicting reports about where Turkish officials accessed this audio file). Read more…