As debate surrounding an ongoing court case between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hits fever pitch, new reports indicate there's more than just one locked iPhone at stake.
The U.S. Justice Department wants Apple to help investigators extract data from twelve iPhones related to separate cases, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The dozen phones were captured in various criminal investigations across the U.S. but unlike the San Bernardino investigation, no terrorism charges are involved, the WSJ noted.
Many of the twelve phones feature older Apple operating systems, which have fewer security barriers to overcome, it added.
No more details of the twelve cases were given.