I’m an Apple junkie. I have a Mac desktop, a MacBook Air, an iPhone, an iPad, and Apple TV. Somewhere in my house is my old iPod which I haven’t used in a while. So it pains me to see Apple taking a stand so at odds with American national security and, properly understood, Apple’s own long-term self-interest.
Apple Unlocked iPhones for the Feds 70 Times Before
In other words, Apple’s stance in the San Bernardino case may not be quite the principled defense that Cook claims it is. In fact, it may have as much to do with public relations as it does with warding off what Cook called “an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers.”