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The abrupt end to a confrontation that had transfixed the tech industry was a victory for Apple, which said helping investigators break into the iPhone would have set a dangerous precedent.
The tech community and supporters of Apple suggested the timing of the FBI's announcement, just a day before a major hearing in the case, was suspicious.
Resetting the phone's iCloud password potentially blocked an alternate way for authorities to access the data on the phone without Apple’s help.
The FBI’s request for Apple to help unlock an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shooting could have massive repercussions.