Yesterday we heard that Apple may be looking to find out how the FBI managed to unlock the iPhone in the San Bernardino case, the Justice Department is apparently taking Apple to court over other iPhones.
Now it looks like the FBI may also help other law enforcement agencies unlock iPhones, the latest one is related to a murder case in Arkansas.
According to a recent report by ABC News, the FBI have agreed to help the Arkansas prosecutor unlock and iPhone and iPod belonging to two suspects, 18 year old Hunter Drexler and 15 year old Justin Staton.
It is not clear as yet on which model of Apple’s iPhone the FBI intend to unlock in the latest case, it could be the same model iPhone 5C from the San Bernardino case or it may be a later version of the iPhone.
The FBI agreed Wednesday to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple, just days after the federal agency announced it had gained access to an iPhone linked to the gunman in a mass shooting in California.
Apple will want to find out exactly which models of its smartphones the FBI are capable of unlocking, as this would also mean that criminal could be capable of unlocking the devices.Filed Under: Apple, Apple iPhone