FBI Able to Hack iPhone, Without Apple’s Help
WASHINGTON (AP) — In legal circles, it's known as a case being made moot — and that's what's happened with the pitched legal battle between the Obama administration and Apple. The FBI says it has been able to hack into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters — and was able to do it without Apple's help. Now that it has gotten what it wants from the device, the Feds have asked a judge to vacate the order that forced Apple to help the FBI crack the code for the smartphone. The court filing doesn't explain how the FBI was able to hack the phone — or who helped it to do so. In its own statement, Apple says it will continue to increase the security of its products. It also says it will continue to provide some help to the government — as it has all along.