"Outside legal scholars also noted that Apple has drawn the line between a locked iOS 7 device, which may technically be able to be opened, and fully encrypted iOS 8 devices—which will soon encompass all such iPhones and iPads."That is, I think, the correct distinction—as a matter of policy and as a matter of law. Pulling data from the former is an inconvenience," Jonathan Mayer, a law lecturer at Stanford University, told Ars by e-mail. "Pulling data from the latter requires a brute force attack or a backdoored software update (if either is even feasible).""
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