On Farook’s iphone there is a passcode to unlock the device. The catch is the FBI only has 10 attempts to enter the correct passcode before the phone is wiped clean.
This is why the FBI went to a California judge and asked that an order be issued to require Apple to assist the FBI in gaining access to this Iphone.
There are numerous huge implications for this kind of request. Clearly we all want to know who this shooter was talking to or doing on the specific device.
Already you would imagine that any call information is available on the Cell service provider. The same would hold true for websites visited as well as texts sent to and from the device.
This phone does still hold the possibility of notes, photos, video as well as contact information.
Should Apple therefore assist the FBI to decrypt the Iphone? Your first thought is most likely yes but it’s just not as simple as that