Cops told suspect he had to to open iPhone X with his face, so he did
An Ohio man currently being prosecuted for possession of child pornography is believed to be the first person to have unlocked his Face ID-enabled iPhone after being presented with a warrant and being ordered to do so by law enforcement.
However, whether or not that purported federal warrant specifically authorized such a search, as authorities claims, is unclear—the warrant appears to be sealed by the court. Ars has been unable to locate a copy to see if the agent's account is accurate. Why this warrant would remain sealed is also unclear, given that a later warrant to specifically search the suspect's phone is public.