FBI gets into iPhone of San Bernardino attacker

An anti-government protester holding his iPhone with a sign "No Entry" during a demonstration near the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York on February 23, 2016

Los Angeles (AFP) – The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said Monday, ending a contentious court case with Apple.

“Our decision to conclude the litigation was based solely on the fact that, with the recent assistance of a third party, we are now able to unlock that iPhone without compromising any information on the phone,” US attorney Eileen Decker said in a statement.