It looks like another iPhone has been unlocked by a government agency, this time it is an iPhone 5S which was unlocked by the LAPD in the trial of ‘The Shield’ actor Michael Jace.
The phone belong to the late wife of Michael Jace, who he is currently accused of murdering and it looks like a different method was used to unlock the handset than the one used by the iPhone 5C by the FBI.
LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The bypass occurred earlier this year, during the same period that the FBI was demanding that Apple unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. The FBI eventually said it found another method for unlocking the phone without using Apple.
It is not clear as yet what method the LAPD used to unlock the iPhone in question, although this suggests that there could be a security flaw in 5S iPhones and other devices.
Source LA Times