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Apple had a tough 2016. Early in the year, the tech giant became entangled in a legal battle with the FBI over the company's refusal to help the agency unlock the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Apple argued that doing so would open a back door that would put other iPhone users at risk of privacy breaches.
Apple also had a somewhat disappointing financial year with annual sales dropping for the first time since 2001, when the company released the iPod. On the hardware side, Apple did release a refreshed version of the iPhone and the MacBook Pro, but both received mixed reviews.