Apple has been one of the biggest names when it comes to the world of technology, and the company has been coming out with update after update which has helped them change the way the markets work. The company has been in and out of controversies, but has always been firm about its decisions. One of the firmest Apple decisions over time has been their pro-encryption stance, and that refuses to change even in the light of court orders over the San Bernardino shootings. The company was requested to create an iPhone Backdoor, but has refused to do so.
Apple was earlier asked to voluntarily assist the investigating authorities over the matter, but the company refused to do so. The company was then given an order from the court, but has now decided to appeal against the court order, as it is in the interest of over a billion users that they cannot create an iPhone Backdoor.
Apple was requested by the court to provide the authorities with a software which will help prevent the device from not getting blocked even after multiple attempts at entering the wrong password. The investigating authorities will then use brute force attacks at it to unlock the iPhone of the dead San Bernardino terrorist. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has issued an open letter talking about their decision to not create an iPhone backdoor, stating,
“We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good. Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them. But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.”
Apple has taken their pro-encryption stance strongly, and will be fighting for it amid controversies.