Em declarações ao site All Things D, um representante da Apple veio afirmar que a empresa nunca trabalhou com a NSA para criar este software e que nem sequer fazia ideia de que a agência tinha especial interesse nos seus produtos. A Apple termina, afirmando que dá grande valor à privacidade e segurança dos seus clientes e que vai, certamente, investigar estas acusações.
Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers' privacy and security. Our team is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements. Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple's industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers. We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who's behind them.