The FBI has been saying it needed Apple's help to hack into one of the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone, but now it's backing off that claim.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:

For weeks, the FBI has said Apple was the only one that could hack into a terrorist's iPhone. But on Monday, the FBI seemed to change its tune.

In a reversal, federal prosecutors asked a judge to stop a much anticipated hearing on their efforts to force Apple to unlock the phone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino attackers.

Just 24 hours before today's scheduled hearing, the FBI said it may have found another way, saying an "outside party" came forward over the weekend and showed them a possible way to do it.

The judge agreed to the request to postpone the hearing, and wants an update by April 5.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.