Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. (credit: Chris Foresman)

Apple CEO Tim Cook has again reiterated the company’s firm commitment to privacy and its resolve to fight a new court order issued last week. If the order stands up to legal challenges, Apple would be forced to create a new customized iOS firmware that would remove the passcode lockout on a seized iPhone as part of the ongoing San Bernardino terrorism investigation.

Early Monday morning, Cook released a letter sent to employees and published a Q&A on the issue.

In the letter, which Apple provided to Ars, the CEO wrote:

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