WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — The FBI says it has used a mystery method to break into gunman’s iPhone without Apple’s help, ending the court case.
On Friday, Apple asked a judge to delay government demands for data from a locked iPhone in a Brooklyn drug case while the FBI tried to retrieve contents from a San Bernardino attacker’s phone without Apple’s help.
Apple attorney Marc Zwillinger asked U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn late Thursday to postpone deadlines until the Department of Justice reports the FBI’s findings to a California judge.
Zwillinger said if the same method can be used to unlock the iPhone in the Brooklyn case, Apple’s assistance will no longer be needed. He added that Apple will seek to test any claims by the government that the method cannot work on the iPhone in Brooklyn or claims that other methods cannot be used.
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