The statement also read, "We will continue to help law enforcement with their investigations, as we have done all along, and we will continue to increase the security of our products as the threats and attacks on our data become more frequent and more sophisticated."
The legal battle between the US Government and Apple Inc. started when the FBI asked Apple to unlock the encrypted iPhone of gunman Syed Farook who killed 14 people in San Bernardino. The attacker then died with his wife in a gun battle with police.
Apple has openly refused to unlock the iPhone. But then U.S. magistrate Sheri Pym of California last month ordered Apple to provide the FBI with the required software. Apple then headed for a courtroom showdown with the government last week.
This case drew international attention as other tech companies backed Apple and have said that 'they feel increasing need to protect their customers data from hackers'.
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