The spat between the FBI and Apple turned ugly as the bureau wanted Apple to create a backdoor which would allow it to access the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone 5c. Apple denied on the principle that it couldn’t set a precedent where it succumbs to government demands for user data. Amid all of the debate, the FBI suddenly announced that it had cracked the iPhone and its fight with Apple was over for now. The Cupertino company has said that it’s not going to sue the bureau to find out how it cracked that particular iPhone 5c.
The FBI may not have gone into the details of how exactly it cracked that iPhone but it did confirm recently that it had done that using a device that doesn’t work on models older than the iPhone 5c.
Attorneys for Apple have reportedly said that the company is not going to sue the FBI to find out exactly how it was able to crack into that iPhone 5c. Apparently the company is of the view that whatever the FBI used for this has a “short shelf life,” so it doesn’t need to drag itself into a battle for something that isn’t a threat for the majority of its products.
Comments attributed to Apple’s attorneys also suggest that while the company isn’t aware of the method used, it’s convinced that normal product development is eventually going to plug whatever exploit was used to gain access to that iPhone.