Apple Files Motion To Vacate FBI's iPhone Access Order
Citing security concerns, Apple has filed a motion to vacate an order that would have required the company to help access Syed Farook's iPhone.By Grant Suneson | February 25, 2016
Last week, Apple said it would oppose the FBI's request for assistance breaking into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Now, Apple has made its stance official.
The FBI has filed a court order that would require Apple to create new software to help the FBI access Syed Farook's iPhone. On Thursday, the tech giant filed a motion in federal court in California to vacate that order.
The FBI says it wants to be able to glean as much information as possible from Farook's phone. Farook and his wife killed 14 people and injured more than 20 others when they opened fire at an office party last December.