Apple files formal objection to court order for iPhone unlocking

After Tuesday’s Congressional hearing, Apple filed a formal objection to the court order instructing it to assist the FBI in breaking into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, reports 9to5Mac.

Apple had previously filed a a Motion to Vacate in the case of the FBI compelling Apple to assist in unlocking the smartphone used by shooter Rizwan Farook. A Motion to Vacate is a request to the court to withdraw a previous order or judgment it entered.

9to5Mac says yesterday’s two-page filing is brief compared to the previous 65-page filing for the Motion to Vacate. It’s basically just a paragraph saying that Apple will appeal the ruling. A hearing on the matter is slated for March 22.