The reason Apple can’t release back door code is because there really is no such thing. It would have to be a program written to be a key into password-protected, computer-related gizmos. (Steve Jobs didn’t like it when I called them gizmos)
They absolutely cannot do that because there may as well be no password-protected gizmos, what-nots, and do-dads. In a perfect world that would be okay, but cybercrime far surpasses any other type of crime. Within 10 hours of releasing such a program it will be in every cybercriminal’s hard drive. Government workers in Intelligence play with those type of things when they’re board.
Here’s the solution, Apple will have to appoint a team made up of someone from related programming and design departments, some of whom can break into the phone. The others can keep an eye on the Feds. Apple would have to let the Feds into their office. Three agents should be enough to watch the phone. The phone can then be “Operated on” and handed back to the agents. Everyone is happy and no one’s rights were trampled, ergo no criminals will be celebrating.
I can go into specifics of how to arrange such a thing so it would be more secure.
They just need access to ONE phone. I say let them have this ONE, not a program, not a backdoor.
To find out who ordered the attack – FOLLOW THE MONEY – damn it!