Apple had until today to respond to the court order against them which was brought by the FBI, the FBI are looking to get Apple to create software to unlock and iPhone owned by a deceased terrorist.
What the FBI essentially wants is a backdoor into the iPhone, as there are 12 other cases against Apple looking to have iPhones unlocked.
Now Apple has filed a motion with a court in the US and they are looking to have the court order that was brought against them by the FBI thrown out of court.
Apple is arguing that if they are forced to do this by the court, then what would stop the government asking them to do something similar in the future.
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.
It will be interesting to see what happens and whether Apple can manage to get the court order thrown out.