Apple asks for delay in iPhone data case

11:16 AM ETReutersSHARES

Apple said the U.S. Justice Department’s new attempts to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters without the tech giant’s help could eliminate the government’s need for its assistance in a similar dispute in New York.

The company’s position was laid out in a letter filed on Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, seeking to delay briefing in the Justice Department’s appeal of a ruling that protects Apple from unlocking an iPhone in a drug case.

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