Re: Well, I think Apple has...
"Who knows, maybe there is a bigger agenda here. Maybe the FBI does have the drop on the iPhone and they really are encouraging these groups to use it under the guise of it being ultra secure"
@progman2000: If that really is the case, it calls for a big Hollywood movie to be made on this! story :) I agree with you here that Apple can unlock the phone if they want to. Afterall they own the hardware and software. It's about whether it's right to do so.
On a side note, in case Apple refuses to cooperate, the FBI can throw up a challenge to the hardware and software hackers of this world and challenge them to unlock the phone.