Relatives of San Bernardino victims and tech giants lend voices to Apple-FBI fight over locked iPhone

"Al Gidari, a former partner at Perkins Coie who still speaks with tech executives, said there may have been initial discomfort about the case, given that it involved a terrorist attack and a “general sense” that the government’s request was not overly burdensome.

But Apple’s brief, in which it explained the burden and the harm, particularly in regard to the compelled signing of the software update, “has galvanized industry support,” said Gidari, who is now with Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society."