Apple vs The FBI is really Us vs. The FBI.
After listening to various media outlets discuss this, there's a very important detail that's missing - The FBI asked Apple to make ANOTHER VERSION OF IOS THAT ALLOWS THEM ACCESS TO THE DATA
This isn't a "hey, let me into this phone." It's "Hey, create a new version of iOS we can distribute to any phone we want." The media is either missing or neglecting to share this detail. There's a reason why the tech giants are rallying around Apple. They've been fighting this battle for years now, keeping the FBI, CIA, NSA, DHS, & everyone else's grubby hands out of our lives as much as possible. It's why they deployed built in encryption in the last several generations of phones and tablets.
It's important to remember that your life is completely cataloged on your phone. Where you go, who are your friends, your voice, your face, your family's voices & faces, your email, credit cards - just about everything.
Also remember - there's no telling who'll be in power tomorrow and what laws will be passed tomorrow & there's no way to know if you're in violation of a law today.
You do not want a precedent where the Government can easily have Apple, Google, or Microsoft push an update to your phone that gives them free access to your life.http://www.apple.com/customer-letter/