#StandWithApple for your chance to win an iPhone!

Apple has come out against a government request to create a tool that would allow iPhones and iPads to be brute-force hacked faster and more easily than ever. Apple has said that once such a tool is made, it will inevitably get out, and everyone from other countries to criminals will get their hands on it.

As a result, some hyperbolic public figures have sought to hijack the cause for their own publicity by suggesting a boycott of Apple products. We disagree, and we're putting our money where our morals are — by buying an iPhone and giving it to one of you. (Technically a US$600 gift certificate.)

All you have to do to enter is head down to the widget at the bottom of this article. There are two ways to enter:

  • Tweet: "Hey @iMore I #StandWithApple! http://www.imore.com/stand-with-apple-contest"
  • Leave a comment on this post telling us why you #StandWithApple.

If you have Twitter account, you can do both actions and double your chance to win! (Please be sure you use the widget below to track your entries so they're counted!)

That's it. Usual rules apply and the give-away ends Sunday, March 6 at 11:59pm PST. Now go enter!

Enter now to #StandWithApple and get a chance at a FREE iPhone!

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.