The goal was never to get into just one phone. They wanted a legal precedent that would allow them to force a manufacturer to assist in breaking any phone, along with the potential to use the same case to force manufacturers to provide an encryption back door.
But they already have that? The smurf toolset gives all of that anyways doesn't it...?
Yes, but they'd have to admit having it. So mostly this was probably an attempt to get people to think (And it worked too) that they didn't have a capability that they already clearly have. It wasn't just about getting legal power, it was about trying to hide their actual toolsets.
It's not called Smurf in the US, but we buy Smurf from the UK and rebrand it, I'm told.
Yeah, the good old Snowden leak gave away far more than they ever wanted to be known...
Yeah, I knew it's a joint op between GCHQ and the NSA, wasn't sure as to which side "made" more of it etc