The Department of Justice announced Monday afternoon that they are dropping their case against Apple as soon as today because they have successfully accessed the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone.
The case against Apple had garnered national attention as the FBI had wanted Apple to build them a backdoor program in which the FBI would be able to unlock and access any iPhone. Apple emphatically refused as it could potentially violate the constitutional rights of all American citizens and give the government unobstructed access to any iPhone at any time.
The case is now a moot point as the Department of Justice has claimed that they were able to unlock the iPhone without the assistance of Apple.
While Apple no longer has to worry about assisting the FBI in breaching the security of all iPhones, the security of all iPhones could now be called into question. What Apple and the majority of American’s were worried about has now potentially come true.
It is not yet known exactly how the iPhone was unlocked or even if a special backdoor program was created that allows universal access.