Trump’s tweet shows potential tension that might happen between Apple and the US Department of Justice. Trump claims that Apple is refusing to unlock two iPhone’s connected to last month’s shooting at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida.
Attorney General William Barr accused Apple yesterday too, saying that the tech company provided no “substantive assistance” to the FBI in unlocking the shooters phones. There are many nuances though.
Apple claims that they were indeed assisting the FBI with Pensacola phones, by providing data backed up from the phones to iCloud servers and account information, according to The Verge. Apple also mentions that they have handed over gigabytes of data and have been responding to each request within hours. Apple suggested that the FBI was satisfied until just eight days ago. Apple says The FBI only notified us on January 6th that they needed additional assistance — a month after the attack occurred.”