Re: Apple takes a page out of Ayn Rand's books
@vnewman in Cook's eyes, it's different if they have the data in their possession and agree to hand it over when warranted.
BTW I came across this: an offer from Mcafee to hack the phone for the FBI and a promise that his team could get it done in 3 weeks From http://www.businessinsider.com/john-mcafee-ill-decrypt-san-bernardino-phone-for-free-2016-2:
So here is my offer to the FBI. I will, free of charge, decrypt the information on the San Bernardino phone, with my team. We will primarily use social engineering, and it will take us three weeks. If you accept my offer, then you will not need to ask Apple to place a back door in its product, which will be the beginning of the end of America.
If you doubt my credentials, Google "cybersecurity legend" and see whose name is the only name that appears in the first 10 results out of more than a quarter of a million.