Apple is preparing for a bizarre legal battle with the FBI after it asked apples to help them crack the two iPhones used by the gunman in the shooting at the Pensacola naval base. Apple rejected the FBI’s request.
Apple is secretly preparing for a legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice to protect encrypted data on the iPhone, the report said. At the same time, in public, Apple has shown an attitude in an attempt to defuse disputes. The tech giant is carefully seeking a balance between consumers and the Trump administration.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has called several senior advisers, and Attorney General William J. William P. Barr took aim at the company and asked the company to help investigators crack two cellphones used by a gunman in a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, last month.
Apple executives were surprised by the rapid escalation of the case, according to the source.
If it does go to court, it will be an odd legal battle. For these older iPhones, third-party companies can already crack them, and if the FBI wants to urge them, all it has to do is send them to any third-party company without asking Apple for help, let alone with them.