Remember last year when Apple refused to give the FBI the ability to unlock a cell phone that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook of the December mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA?
Apple said that by creating new software to break into the iPhone it could create a permanent security issue and iPhones would be susceptible to hacking from other countries, spy agencies, and others.
Plus there were first amendment issues.
Information that could help prevent further attacks and was, to say the least, time sensitive.
In the end, the FBI tried another way to gain access to the phone that ended up locking them out entirely and killing any chance of getting the data.
All of this raised important questions.