The presidential candidate called on the public to boycott Apple until the iPhone maker helps the FBI gain access to a locked phone used by the San Bernardino attackers.
Donald Trump on Friday called on the public to boycott Apple over its refusal to create a “backdoor” that would help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorists.
Trump said the iPhone in question wasn’t even owned “by this young thug that killed all these people.”
Authorities said the phone was actually owned by a San Bernardino County agency and issued to the gunman, Syed Rizwan Farook, an employee. However, the iPhone is protected with a password, preventing the FBI from accessing the encrypted data as part of their ongoing activation.