Federal lawyers on Monday afternoon asked a judge to cancel a hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Apple’s challenge to the order issued by the court that it help the government access an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Hours later, Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym granted the request.
Kind of an insane development. Outside sources had been trying to tell the FBI this was doable for quite some time. Certainly makes the government look bad and only furthers the concept that they were trying to get Apple on a precedent and didn’t actually think there was anything on this phone.