Some people think Apple can close a backdoor to iPhones once the FBI is finished with it. Even if that were technically possible, what's to stop an independent hacker from developing the same. What Apple CEO Tim Cook is saying since the start is once that box is opened, whatever "thing" comes out, nobody can put it back.
The FBI wants us to trust them with the keys to the kingdom. They want us to sleep tonight and let them do their jobs. That's basically the deal. That's the equivalent of surrendering your guns and trusting the sheriff to protect you. Why are Americans taking this?