Another good summary by Ben Thompson (last one for a while until something new comes to light) regarding the Apple v. FBI litigation.
The dispute between Apple and the FBI is a much closer question than it is being framed as in most of the tech press. In large part this is because the dispute itself is being serially mischaracterized by both Apple supporters and detractors.
Apple supporters are, in my estimation, too easily conflating the security issues at hand with the more fundamental debate about encryption; detractors are trivializing the the significance of the FBIs request by suggesting they simply want Apple to unlock the phone.
My goal with this piece is to, in as plain of language as possible, lay out the issues at hand, give a framework to think about them, and explain why I am ultimately supporting Apples decision.