With 12 Other Active Cases, The FBI Can’t Claim That It’s Just About One iPhone


The FBI and the Department of Justice have used a strong narrative to defend their case in the dispute between the FBI and Apple. The FBI wants Apple to unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino shooting. According to the FBI, it’s just about one iPhone. And yet, that argument doesn’t have too much credence given that there are currently 12 other active cases involving iPhones and iPads running iOS 6 to iOS 9.

A federal judge in New York has asked Apple to provide a list with other active cases involving password-protected devices. The list was unsealed on Tuesday. The difference between these cases and the San Bernardino one is that these 12 other cases were filed in private.

Michael A. Scarcella, editor at The National Law Journal,

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