The company will now respond to the request on February 26th February rather than Tuesday 23rd, say sources familiar with the timings of the court procedures. Originally the company was given five days, as of February 16th, to prepare its response.
It’s not clear if the extra time is a result of internal court delays or the reaction to the request.
We know that Tim Cook plans for Apple to ‘challenge’ the FBI over the court ruling. Exactly how that will play out, though, still remains to be seen.