This is a petty and pathetic way to say "I'm taking my ball and going home". The government cannot "make" a company create software like this. It costs the company time and money and in turn gives the government a system they can use for years to come that they probably won't even know how to operate anyway. If the government wants the software to be created so bad then they should pay for it. I'm all for honest attempts for national security but this is too much government overstepping their boundaries. It's laughable that in this case it seems like the company has the upper hand against the government who has proven they do not have the capability to create this software. I appreciate that Apple protects me from hackers and having my personal info stolen.