The question has arisen apparently whether Apple is actually encrypting our iCloud storage backups answer is initially yes but later no.
On mid-year of 2010, Apple planned for iPhone backup to iCloud, later their ideas tuned to encrypted backups, where users will get the option of backup with encryption from their apple devices to iCloud. Once the data got encrypted it would not able to turn to a readable form. Even apple can’t able to retrieve the decrypted data.
The most sensitive data can be encrypted by end to end encryption method. The end-to-end encryption provides the highest level of data security where data gets protected with a key derived from information unique to your device combined with your device passcode which only you know no one else can access or read this data so that all sounds like really good.
Former Apple employees explained that Apple explicitly dropped its end to end encryption plan after the FBI complained that Apple’s encryption plan would harm their investigations related to high profile cases. It would deny the most effective means for gaining evidence against suspects using iPhones.
Two years ago FBI approached Apple to offer users end to end encryption, but the way iCloud designed Apple themselves would have no longer key to unlock the encrypted data.
Finally, Apple spoke privately to the FBI about its work on phone security about a year later the end-to-end encryption plan had been dropped.it showed how much Apple has been willing to help U.S. law enforcement.