I’ll be honest with you, I think that there is a reasonably good chance that there is nothing of any value on the phone. What we are hoping might be on the phone would be potential contacts that we would obviously want to talk to.
This is an effort to leave no stone unturned in the investigation. (To) allow this phone to sit there and not make an effort to get the information or the data that may be inside of that phone is simply not fair to the victims and their families. The worst-case scenario obviously, is that maybe there was some information on there that would lead to a larger plot or to a larger network and therefore are other people out there that are still a potential danger. I think the probability is probably low, but it could be.
A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the two shooters in the San Bernardino attack in December.
FBI-Apple Showdown Is The Latest Battle In A Bigger War
Lawyer Ted Olson, shown at the Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s The Case Against 8 in 2014, is representing Apple in its legal face-off with federal investigators.
Lawyer For Apple: ‘What In The Law Requires Us To Redesign The iPhone?’
On whether the investigation is being used to advance an encryption agenda
No, no. I’d keep in mind that law enforcement across the board is concerned about this encryption issue. You know, I’ll be honest with you, I have an Apple phone. I have an iPad. I am a bit of a fan of Apple products. I don’t necessarily see this as a fight of the FBI against Apple. In this particular case, Apple is challenging the FBI’s request, so to speak, to overcome that encryption. But the larger issue here is do we want companies to have the right to create something that would be that much of a potential danger?
On the potential impact on iPhone security
At the speed of technology, this particular operating system will be obsolete in six months to a year. It’ll be completely replaced by a new system and whatever version of iOS this is will be, you know, useless in a short period of time.