Apple is a uniquely American company. It does not feel right to be
on the opposite side of the government in a case centering on the
freedoms and liberties that government is meant to protect.
Our country has always been strongest when we come together. We
feel the best way forward would be for the government to
withdraw its demands under the All Writs Act and, as some in
Congress have proposed, form a commission or other panel of
experts on intelligence, technology and civil liberties to
discuss the implications for law enforcement, national security,
privacy and personal freedoms. Apple would gladly participate in
such an effort.