The whole point is this.
Once thy get the crack, and use it once, they say they will destroy it.
This will not happen.
Already every state in the US has hundreds of phones that need cracking for court cases.
Already personal documents held by the government have been leaked "Wiki-Leaks" and disgruntled workers will eventually leak all the phone codes to the web.
You cannot trust the government. They all employ smart, brilliant, ning nongs (Wiki Leaks) that have leaked information in the past.
At the moment a back-door entry has not been provided.
Is the government going to pay Apple to produce this?
Apple has never been required to provide anything more than a back entrance via a password created by the purchaser.
Up to now this has satisfied all purchasers. The FBI is not a purchaser and if they don't like the limited technology - DON'T BUY AN APPLE PHONE.
The government actually wants accurate GPS tracking of all phones in the US, all text messages and all voice messages to be stored for 5 years.
Can you imagine the storage capacity!!!
That is their actual underlying DEMAND.
Of course it would be a wonderful tool for rounding up the criminals.
And I don't have any problems with my individual phone.
But it just goes to show what will be gradually introduced in the near future.
It's called ABSOLUTE CONTROL.
I'm innocent and it won't affect me, but it's technology used to the nth degree and eventually it will be added to all cars.
You will be charged road tax for every inch you travel as well as speeding fines when you travel one mile an hour over the recommended sped.
Believe me, it was predicted 40 years ago by . . . . . .