Experts say iPhones are easy to unlock, so why is the FBI demanding Apple’s help?

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The FBI could easily unlock Apple‘s iPhones with third-party help, experts say, but the government wants more authority over the tech company’s products and practices.

Apple and the FBI have gone head to head in recent weeks since the government asked the tech giant to unlock two iPhones used by the 21-year-old member of the Royal Saudi Air Force who shot up a Pensacola, Florida, naval base on Dec. 6, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight others.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a Monday statement that Apple has not provided “any substantive assistance” to the U.S. government after it ordered the tech giant to unlock two iPhones — one model 5 and one model 7 — used by Pensacola shooter Mohammed Alshamrani.

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