Source: Business Insider
Apple is reportedly gearing up for a legal dispute over whether or not to unlock two phones used by the alleged perpetrator of December’s shooting in Pensacola, Florida, during which four people were killed. On Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr asked Apple to provide access to two phones used by the shooter, but Apple declined. Apple faced a similar dispute in 2016 over access to the San Bernardino shooter’s phone. According to The New York Times, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly gathered advisers in preparation for a potential legal battle. In a tweet sent Tuesday, Trump said Apple “will have step up to the plate and help our great Country” over the issue. Apple has said it is working with the FBI on the Pensacola case. Business Insider has approached Apple and the DOJ for comment. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Apple is reportedly making preparations to defy President Trump and the Department of Justice in court over the thorny issue of unlocking two iPhones used by the alleged Pensacola, Florida shooter.