About a mile away from the Apple Store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, technicians under the auspices of Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. spend all day inside a $10 million lab focused on one task: Trying to break into iPhones. Phones like the one that belonged to E’Dena Hines, Morgan Freeman’s 33-year-old granddaughter who was stabbed to death in 2015 and whose boyfriend was convicted of her murder thanks to a video found on E’Dena’s phone. It was discovered on the phone, once they’d gotten inside, by the technicians at this first-of-its-kind lab that opened a little more than two years ago. A lab that stands as a physical manifestation of a larger fight, between the federal government and Apple over how far the iPhone maker should be allowed to go to encrypt and secure its popular handsets from prying eyes — be they from a friend, a jealous lover, a stranger, or even Uncle Sam. The Manhattan lab is the first of its kind, in the sense that this is the first time such a cyber lab has opened within a local prosecutor’s office in the US.