I'm not 100% positive they have a back door (though I'm 99% sure). But apple has a direct connection to basically every machine they've put out in the past decade+. Hell, at one point a ways back they wanted to literally own every song you downloaded from iTunes, you just payed them to play it whenever you want (the court shot that down).
SuperJail Warden wrote:So about this Apple vs FBI thing...
Uh does anyone think Apple really doesn't have a backdoor into their own devices? It is hard to believe a $235 billion dollar a year company doesn't have a way to get into their own devices. I'm not sure why Apple thinks this is a hill to die on. The people who really care about security don't use apple phones, they use android. Seems ridiculous to combat the FBI. Especially by a so called American company.
The way their business is setup, they have a tight grip on anything out in the wild they've produced. A 'backdoor' in the old sense doesn't really apply like it used to.