Earlier, Apple several times refused such requests.
This week, Apple was in the spotlight in connection with a story that also involves US law enforcement. On Monday, January 13, 2020, a press conference was held on the shooting at the US naval base in Florida, which is considered a terrorist act.
Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich denounced the Cupertino company after Apple refused to unlock two iPhone smartphones that belonged to Mohammed Said Alshamrani. The terrorist was a military trainee from Saudi Arabia who participated in an international military training program and attacked a naval base.
Earlier, Apple several times refused such requests from the US authorities and international law enforcement agencies. The main reason, according to Apple, is the privacy of its customers.
At the moment, Apple has not made any official statements regarding this situation.