- If there was someone on the planet that didn’t know that the usual way FBI and Apple solve these things is in secret, we all know it now. Both parties involved admitted that usually when the FBI wants the contents of a phone, Apple has always played along and told nobody about it.
- We all found out about Apple’s sneaky secret backdoors. Updates they can install on just one specific phone and other things which only a mind as perverse as Steve Jobs could think of.
- At best Tim Cook seemed “adequate”. For most of us he was just blatantly hypocritical in pretending to stand up for free speech and privacy. This is the right hand man of Steve Jobs. They both did so much nasty stuff against consumers’ interests for so many years; any serious analyst can only laugh to hear him wax lyrical now. iPhones secretly sent location, private data and well, pretty much everything in the past. It probably still does, just in more complex ways. They never told consumers any of it.
- Similar to “freedom fries” and the small media war against France in the past, this media frenzy will leave Apple with scars. True patriots will avoid iPhones to some degree. After their tax dodging tricks, Chinese workers killing themselves and Donald Trump having a go at Apple, it is starting to pile up.
- After all this, magically, a way to hack the iPhone was discovered. So the FBI doesn’t need a backdoor. They can use the same trick for any iPhone. Heck, we are all pretty sure they can hack the latest models too. Well done Apple, you just made sure the entire planet knows just how unsafe your products are.
- I am not the only one not to buy the story about an “outside contractor helping the FBI”. Apple gave in. They helped the FBI and came up with this vague story to cover up. They knew that if they left it long enough, many outside contractors and hackers would find publish a way around on the internet. Every hackathon has Apple products falling first. This is no conspiracy theory. Apple products’ security is rubbish.
There is only group of people which think that Apple won the case. Apple fan boys. But then again they always think Apple has won. So the only interesting question is “why make all this fuss for nothing?” I would look more at the stock market for answers than the technology involved.