Apple v. FBI: Feds will continue fight over iPhone in New York case

"Legal experts say the government may be forced in the New York case to provide further details about its independent efforts to unlock iPhones, and suggested the Justice Department is pressing forward because it does not want to leave Orenstein's ruling in place for other courts to follow.

"I think this is really about not leaving Orenstein's opinion in place because they hate it," said Albert Gidari, director of privacy at Stanford's Center for Internet & Society."