A U.S. Magistrate Judge suspended her Feb. 16 order that Apple help investigators unlock the iPhone used in the San Bernardino terror attack, according to The Wall Street Journal. The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday and has been indefinitely suspended. This decision defuses the conflict between the government and Apple, but it comes at a cost to Apple since it suggests there is a gap in its software. Apple had said there is no way to unlock the phone.
Since 2014, Apple has claimed it had no way to break into phones with the most recent versions of its software. In arguing against the government’s order to create a way to access the phone’s data, the company said doing so [...]