The Justice Department, contending that the order applies only to Farook's phone and would not pose a threat to the privacy of other iPhone users, has filed a motion demanding that Apple be forced to comply with the court order. In a statement responding to Apple's filing, the Justice Department said its approach to prosecuting crimes had not changed. "I'm glad these companies are coming together to support Apple", she said.
Apple hit back Thursday with a motion asking that the order be dropped. Other American tech giants, such as Microsoft, Google, Twitter , Facebook and Yahoo!, have expressed support for Apple, having themselves been on the receiving end of pressure from USA law enforcement.
Apple Inc, seems to be losing its battle against the government , as the majority of United States citizens in a survey sided with the Department of Justice saying that the company should unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman. But Apple has resisted, contending that such a breach of security could not be contained and would expose countless iPhone users to unreasonable risks.
The two companies have been developing in concert for some time to bring VR to the forefront in what they hope is a way that competitors will not be able to match. Huawei is better known for its capable Android-based phones, but it's just announced a Windows 10 hybrid laptop called the MateBook , which features the MatePen stylus, an Intel Core M CPU and a hi-res 2,560 x 1,440 LED touchscreen.
The agency, which took possession of the phone, believes those questions might be answered by a thorough inspection of Farook's Apple iPhone. Farook's iPhone came into the FBI's custody after he and his wife, who were inspired by Islamic State, died in a gun battle with police.
The movie's estimated $55 million second weekend was enough to snag first place, and a 10-day total of more than $235 million leaves all-time R-rated box office record - held by The Passion of the Christ , with $370 million - in striking distance.