"We're just out here to support Apple. We want to show Apple we're supportive of not giving our data, and giving it away to the FBI."
5. Zoom in protest signage
6. SOUNDBITE (English) James Ferguson, protester:
"I'm worried about my privacy, I'm worried about the consequences because once you open the door like this, all future phones might be a weakened in a much similar way. The thing is in the past we've learned that every time the government tries tapping into phones it always gets abused every single time. I'm very worried about this."
7. Mid Apple store
8. Tight Apple signage
9. SOUNDBITE (English) James Ferguson, protester:
"I'm definitely in support of the families and I understand, I want the bad guys caught just as badly as they do, more so. I'm just concerned this is not the right way to do it. The way that this would go about doing it would actually harm America far more. There has to be another way of investigating that can reveal what they need."
10. Wide tilt down protestors in front of Apple store
A handful of Apple's supporters protested the FBI's demands on Tuesday evening outside Apple's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Around ten protesters carrying signs came out to express their concerns over privacy.
The case has sparked a national debate over digital privacy rights and national security interests. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple last week to assist investigators by creating specialized software that would let the FBI rapidly test random passcode combinations to try to unlock the iPhone and view data stored on it.
The county-issued iPhone 5C was used by Syed Farook, who with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people at an office holiday party in December before they died in a gun battle with police. The government said they had been at least partly inspired by the Islamic State.
The couple physically destroyed two personal phones so completely that the FBI has been unable to recover information from them.
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook has said that creating such software is a dangerous precedent that would threaten data security for millions by making essentially a master key that could later be duplicated and used against other phones.