F.B.I. Asks Apple to Help Unlock Two iPhones

Found on New York Times on Saturday, 11 January 2020
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Apple regularly complies with court orders to turn over information it has on its servers, such as iCloud data, but it has long argued that it does not have access to material stored only on a locked, encrypted iPhone.

And Attorney General William P. Barr has recently turned up his criticism of encryption. He said last month that finding a way for law enforcement to gain access to encrypted technology was one of the Justice Department’s “highest priorities.”

Encryption is either secure, or broken. There is nothing between along the lines of "but only we need access".