Department of Justice Moves to Postpone iPhone Court Hearing
In breaking news, the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to “vacate” a hearing set for 22 March 2016, saying that an “outside party” has demonstrated a possible method for unlocking the iPhone involved in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, which, if successful, would eliminate the need for assistance from Apple. This postponement feels more like legal maneuvering than some technical breakthrough. While it may not mean the end of the case, it might be an indication that the FBI feels that its chances of compelling Apple to create the equivalent of a backdoor are dropping, and is looking for a face-saving way out.
Perhaps they finally talked to NSA
Either that or they decided to take John McAfee up on his offer to crack it. ;-)
Well, they said it was Not Someone @ Apple.
Anything's possible, but my own experience is that lawyers only postpone a hearing if they know they're going to lose. I suspect this is Justice's way of saving face.