Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently gave an interview with the Washington Post, this was done to mark five years of him being CEO at Apple.
In the interview the Apple CEO revealed that Apple could have unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone but decided against it.
Apple apparently spent a lot of time working out whether they could unlock the handset and the discovered that it would be possible.
Apple decided not to unlock the device as they said it was extremely difficult to make sure that the exploit used to unlock the device was not shared, the risk of what happens if it got out, we felt, could be incredibly terrible for public safety.”
The handset ended up being unlocked by some security company in the end in conjunction with the FBI and the exploit used was not shared with Apple or anyone else.