Apple appeals order to unlock iPhone, saying it would ‘violate the Constitution’
Apple filed court papers on Thursday urging a judge to overturn her order requiring it to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attacks.
Forcing Apple to help unlock the phone would set a dangerous precedent that undermines security for all its customers and opens the door to invasive government surveillance, the company argued.
“If Apple can be forced to write code in this case to bypass security features and create new accessibility, what is to stop the government from demanding that Apple write code to turn on the microphone in aid of government surveillance, activate the video camera, surreptitiously record conversations, or turn on location services to track the phone’s user? Nothing,” the company’s lawyers wrote.