U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey noted on CNNMoney that it is unusual for a major company like Apple to pick a huge legal battle with the FBI.
"What's striking about this scenario is the opposition in the face of a court order," Coffey said. "It signals it's going to be a big fight. A lot of companies don't want to be on the wrong side of the FBI. Their jurisdiction is broad, and it can be akin to tugging on Superman's cape."
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