the FBI has taken another twist today with the feds calling off the latest court hearing saying that they might be able to hack that iPhone without Apple's help after all.
The FBI has told the court it has been offered a new option for accessing the data on the iPhone 5C belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farooq.
In it's motion to cancel tomorrow's hearing, the FBI said an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking Farooq's iPhone.
Testing is required to determine whether it is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook's iPhone.
The court has given the FBI until April 5 to test out its new and unnamed method and find out whether or not it still needs to pursue Apple in its demand to create a special version of iOS.
To unlock this phone.
Just this morning at Apple's launch event for the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro, Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked things off by discussing his battle with the FBI.
"We need to decide, as a nation, how much power the government should have over our data and our privacy." We did not expect to be in this position, at odds with our own government, but we believe strongly that we have a responsibility to help you protect your data and your privacy.
So is this a win win, or a lose lose, for security?
Does Apple really win if the FBI can hack its older iOS without any help, or does the FBI really win after such a public tussle with America's biggest corporation?
I'm sure there's more twists and turns as the April 5 deadline approaches.
So, keep up with all the news on CNET.com.
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