By Steve Neavling
The FBI is offering to help local law enforcement bypass security features on the iPhone.
“In mid-March, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking the iPhone,” the letter obtained by BuzzFeed News reads. “That method for unlocking that specific iPhone proved successful.”
The letter, in response to questions from local law enforcement about the technique used to open the phone, continued, “We are in this together.”
Numerous law enforcement agencies have reported trouble opening locked iPhones.
Apple has refused to help, saying it would set a dangerous precedent that would compromise the security and privacy of the phones.
The FBI said its method for opening an iPhone is classified.