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Government says they got data off terror iPhone without Apple

An unnamed third party came forward with a way to crack the phone without the tech giant's help.
Customers can be seen inside the Apple store in central Sydney, Australia, in this picture taken March 18, 2016. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)
Customers can be seen inside the Apple store in central Sydney, Australia, in this picture taken March 18, 2016.

The government has asked to drop the court order that it wanted to use to compel Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, saying it has gotten data off the device without the company's help.