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Worst case scenario: FBI forces Apple to move ALL operations offshore, where they are not subject to Federal overreach and retaliation. Tim Cook understands that if it becomes known that the Feds can access everybody's dick pics whenever they want, iPhone sales are going to go off a cliff. If there is a way of defeating security, it WILL be used, with or without a warrant, but the Feds and by everybody else that can bribe somebody to find out how it works.
If the NSA already had a remote backdoor into every iPhone, the best way for them to convince people they didn't would be to demand that Apple unlock a phone for them, and have Apple refuse! Well played, Apple and NSA, well played! Now criminals everywhere are going to assume all their data is perfectly safe on an iPhone, just like you wanted!