Source: Apple has 1 week to respond to iPhone order

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the case says Apple Inc. now has until next Friday to respond to a U.S. magistrate's order that it help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a terrorism case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym's order initially required Apple to file paperwork by Tuesday if it...

 
              FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Faced with a federal judge’s order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. In fact, doing what the government asks is not likely to be a tough technical feat for Apple. But doing so might have dramatic consequences on the data security of the millions of iPhone users around the world. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the case says Apple Inc. now has until next Friday to respond to a U.S. magistrate's order that it help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a terrorism case.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym's order initially required Apple to file paperwork by Tuesday if it wanted to challenge it for being "unreasonably burdensome."

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to describe ongoing, private legal discussions in the case.

It wasn't immediately clear why Apple was given more time. The publicly available court docket wasn't yet updated to reflect the new schedule.

The Justice Department says Apple could help easily investigators examine the phone.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook contends the demand is dangerous and an overreach of government power.

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