What difference does which version of operating system does it make? They caved 70 times.
Flexible ethics. The hallmark of progressivism.
huge difference, the old operating system they have said could be gotten into...the new one added default security settings which they say they cannot.
plus the issue isnt that they will or wont get into this phone its that they wont write backdoor into their code for law enforcement.[/quote]
Don't think so. Flexible ethics.[/quote]
I think the difference is the old systems were like locks that supported a regular key and a master key.
The new systems don't allow a master key. Apple did that because they didn't want to hold responsibility for customer's data.
My family owns a storage yard. We don't keep keys for customer's locks. Should we?
And what if the NSA can break the encryption - should they? It would signal to our enemies a vital secret. Churchill let Coventry get bombed for just that reason, or so the popular version of history goes.
It's also possible the NSA can't. The math behind most encryption is fairly simple. Big numbers, but simple math, and widely used for many purposes besides encryption. The security comes from ways to mathematically make sausage out of pig without being able to convert the sausage back to a happy sow.
If those math principles are truly not one-way there would be major implications in many, many areas that have nothing to do with encryption.
If the general public had not yet figured out the Pythagorean theorem, for example, maybe those numeric relationships could be used in encryption. But once an amateur pyramid-builder figured out how much tile to pre-order, the lid would blow clean off any right-triangle based encryption.
If a keyless solution to popular encryption is discovered, it will have such far-reaching ripples it won't stay secret.