Through a variety of means, DOJ went well out of its way to
introduce the specter of a demand for Apple’s source code into its
response. They are clearly suggesting that if Apple refuses to
write code that doesn’t exist, the government will happily take
code that does.
Loretta Lynch claimed, under oath last week, that the government
doesn’t want a back door into Apple products. That’s not what her
lawyers have suggested in this brief. Not at all.
It’s a threat, pure and simple. Give us a way into iPhones or we will come after your source code.