Vice News: Tim Cook: “I hope I never see again” how the FBI came for Apple after San Bernardino by Valarie Kipnis:
It doesn’t look like Apple will be unlocking any iPhones for the FBI anytime soon. In an interview with VICE News, CEO Tim Cook described the government’s assault on Apple to unlock an iPhone carried by one of the terrorists in the 2015 San Bernardino attack as something “I hope never to see again.”
The iPhone 5C was technically the property of the County of San Bernardino and issued to one of the shooters who killed 14 and injured 22 in the December 2015 attack. The feds wanted Apple to write a new OS to open the phone; Cook refused and the case appeared headed for the Supreme Court before the Department of Justice found another means to unlock the phone and dropped its case at the eleventh hour.