Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information.
“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” Apple said on its Web site. “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.”
I am all for requiring law enforcement to get a warrant to look inside your phone, tablet, &c but making it impossible for them to execute a warrant sounds like obstruction of justice.