ACLU: You can kiss trust in software updates goodbye if Apple's forced to help the FBI: "What the government seeks here is an authority that would undermine American and global trust in software security updates, with catastrophic consequences for digital security and privacy."
We are currently dealing with the consequences of intentionally weak cryptography. The latest is the DROWN attack which exploits bad decisions made by the U.S. government during the 1990s Crypto Wars. "Today, some policy makers are calling for new restrictions on the design of cryptography in order to prevent law enforcement from 'going dark,'...[H]istory's technical lesson is clear: Weakening cryptography carries enormous risk to all of our security."
Could the Feds get into iPhones without Apple's help? Maybe they should ask the NSA.