Apple’s response to the San Bernardino case

Customer Letter – Apple

Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.

The FBI may use different words to describe this tool, but make no mistake: Building a version of iOS that bypasses security in this way would undeniably create a backdoor. And while the government may argue that its use would be limited to this case, there is no way to guarantee such control.

Signed by Tim Cook himself. I don’t know the legal base to this, but the mere thought that there could be a workaround baffles me. There should shouldn’t be an option, even for Apple, to circumvent their own security measures.

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