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All this case law talk is irrelevant. If Apple actually just voluntarily did this one time it wouldn't really set a legal precedent. Fighting it will probably set a legal precedent. And they are doing it on a case that maximizes the FBI's argument that this is needed for national security.

But sure, Apple will end up having to do this for a lot of phones the FBI has. But why is that a problem?

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