The NSA has nearly complete backdoor access to Apple's iPhone

Found on The Daily Dot on Wednesday, 01 January 2014
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An NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP allows the agency to intercept SMS messages, access contact lists, locate a phone using cell tower data, and even activate the device’s microphone and camera.

“Either [the NSA] have a huge collection of exploits that work against Apple products, meaning they are hoarding information about critical systems that American companies produce, and sabotaging them, or Apple sabotaged it themselves,” Appelbaum said at the Chaos Communication Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

That's why Apple devices are so simple and easy to use; that way, a lot of people want to use them. Widespread adoption makes a product a very interesting target.