The appeal was taken aback by the Department of Justice (US) on Friday as the locked iPhone 5s was able to surpass the pass-code option.
The iPhone used by Jun Feng was unlocked by developers who is being tried for the drug trafficking case in Brooklyn. The letter for the US District Court for the Eastern New York District contains the government respectfully stating to the parties and the court that due to the help of an individual who gave them the code a night before, they have accessed the iPhone. Since they no longer require Apple’s help for the same, therefore they are withdrawing their appeal.
Though there are no speculations over who provided them with the pass-code but court papers reveal that Feng had apparently forgotten the code himself. An All Writs Act motion was made to compel Apple to give them the data in October but NY’s laywer Judge James had rejected the move in March. It had claimed that the government this way was breaking its own rules of security adherence; hence the DOJ had made an appeal to the judge Orenstein.
In order to claim the All Writs the dire need remains to be proven but the FBI had failed in doing so which what Apple had claimed last week. The event that took place also had earlier Californian fights regarding the iPhone 5c breaking in for the San Bernardino Syed Rizwan Farook case. The same had followed when Apple resisted and FBI got an alternative way to meet its demands.
iPhone 5C had been the first to have a security co-processor in the A7 SoC hence the whole world had taken their eyes over not only the debate but the hardware being surpassed for. However, nobody knows if Apple would be forced to break in or what, since now on Apple can extract data safely only from phones having version below iOS 8.