Apple has been pretty clear in the past that they will not put a back door in iOS to allow government agencies to spy on iPhone users, or to allow anyone access to peoples personal information on their devices.
Now Apple has told a US Judge that it is impossible to unlock their latest iPhones and provide information from a device to a court.
A federal judge in New York asked for Apple’s input into a justice department request for Apple to help the authorities get information from a seized iPhone. Apple made it clear that information on any devices that are running iOS 8 or above cannot be accessed by Apple or anyone else without the handsets passcode.
The company also said that 90 percent of all of its iOS devices are running iOS 8 and above, but it could access some information on older devices, this includes the device in question, this is not something that Apple has agreed to do.
Apple’s legal counsel have argued that forcing the company to unlock this older iPhone would ‘threaten the trust between Apple and its customers’.
It is not clear as yet on whether the court will force Apple to unlock this older device which is said to be running iOS 7, there is a new hearing scheduled for Tuesday.