Apple’s responses to common questions about the current legal proceedings with the FBI. Answers include:
- Why is Apple objecting to the governments order?
- Is it technically possible to do what the government has ordered?
- Could Apple build this operating system just once, for this iPhone, and never use it again?
- Has Apple unlocked iPhones for law enforcement in the past?
- The government says your objection appears to be based on concern for your business model and marketing strategy. Is that true?
- Is there any other way you can help the FBI?
- What should happen from here?
Apple’s answer to that last question:
Our country has always been strongest when we come together. We feel the best way forward would be for the government to withdraw its demands under the All Writs Act and, as some in Congress have proposed, form a commission or other panel of experts on intelligence, technology, and civil liberties to discuss the implications for law enforcement, national security, privacy, and personal freedoms. Apple would gladly participate in such an effort.