82284499 story FBI Hires Cellebrite To Crack San Bernadino iPhone (reuters.com) 237 Posted by BeauHD on Wednesday March 23, 2016 @04:54PM from the who-needs-Apple-anyway dept. tlhIngan writes: Earlier this week, the FBI asked the court for a continuance so it could do some research into a proposed method of cracking the [iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters]. It turns out the FBI has contracted Cellebrite for $15,000 to break into the phone. Cellebrite is an Israeli software provider specializing in mobile phone forensics software. If they succeed, it would mean Apple would no longer need to be involved.