Errors start popping up on iPhones that have been unofficially repaired. Which makes sense if you think about it.
If you have a stolen iPhone, the hardware cannot be tampered with in an attempt to gain access to your information.
That being said. If your iPhone broke, and you choose to take your $1,200 phone to a mom and pop cell repair shop because it's cheaper, you take that risk. I'm not saying Apple is perfect in this situation, but thinking about it logically, it does make sense from a security standpoint. People where freaking out that Police, FBI, etc, could have their phones and information pretty much whenever they wanted. Apple has simply made it that if anyone tampers with the hardware that's not Apple certified, the iPhone and the information is locked down. I think people are missing that point.
However, As expected, people are making fear mongering headlines such as the one I linked giving the impression that all iPhone users are at risk right now. Just get your products repaired at an authorized dealer and you're good.
I'm expecting a lot of Apple haters to come and stomp all over this, so you may begin.