apple_logoApple is currently ordered by the court to unlock the iPhone belonging to a terrorist, but to date the Cupertino company has been resisting those orders, claiming that it will set a dangerous precedent for the future. However it seems that debate could soon be coming to an end because it looks like the US DOJ might have found a way in.

According to a tweet by CNET News Editor-in-Chief Connie Guglielmo, it seems that she has managed to get her hands on what appears to be a request from the Justice Department in which they are asking for a delay in the case. The reason is because they think they might have found a way to break into the iPhone without the need for Apple’s help.

A follow-up tweet by Bloomberg’s Emily Chang seems to have confirmed that Judge Sheri Pym, who will be presiding over the case, has granted the request for the delay. Assuming that the DOJ is successful in their efforts to unlock the iPhone without needing Apple, that is good news as this can then be put to rest.

However the hack does raise some security concerns which we’re sure Apple would like to learn about, and possibly patch over it in a future update which we can only imagine will restart this all over again when the time arises.

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