Apple says the US Constitution forbids it to comply with the court order in the San Bernardino case

In a recent filing submitted in Court, Apple argues it cannot comply with the order to assist in unlocking the iPhone involved in the San Bernardino case, as this would be against the US Constitution. The company says that the All Writs Act, used by the FBI and the Department of Justice as a legal basis for the request, is only a procedural tool, and does not authorise such an order, which is, in fact, forbidden by the Constitution. Apple also argues that the order which forces it to ‘create new software that degrades security features’ would impose unprecedented and offensive burdens, and that the government has not demonstrated the necessity of the request.