Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist
By JOHN MARKOFF, KATIE BENNER and BRIAN X. CHEN
SAN FRANCISCO - If the F.B.I. wins its court fight to force Apple's help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple's engineers.
Apple employees are already discussing what they will do if ordered to help law enforcement authorities. Some say they may balk at the work, while others may even quit their high-paying jobs rather than undermine the security of the software they have already created, according to more than a half-dozen current and former Apple employees.
The potential resistance adds a wrinkle to a very public fight over access to an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.