There is also several references in APPLES Rules, Conditions, and Terms pages that do specify
This is a pretty interesting thing that Apple is publically doing. They are making news conferences about not wanting or thinking they should comply with the specific requests of a National Security Investigation. However if you read in depth, the ITunes Terms and conditions, for example, you will find Apple states everywhere there is a violation that serves Apple's express rights, such as piracy or unlawful content or third party apps or undisclosed info hidden in apps.... basically Apple states they will investigate ahd extract any information about a user or history or use of any kind without consent and withhout notice and when circumstances they deem fit violate any law or copywrite infrindgement or any rule of any kind, Apple will give content from investigations over to Government Officials and Investigations.
Basically it is a full about face on what they say. Had these terrorists managed to steal apps, then Apple would then investigate and hand over information or account access to the Law Enforcement Officials in the National Secuirty Investigation. So that Apple can use law enforcement or the courts to serve them. But numerous deaths and terrorist posts etc are not good enough reason. WOW really???
This observation was made with no position as to whether this "stand" Apple is making to media about why they are refusing to cooperate is right or wrong. It simply seems to offer proof that Apple regularly offers evidence that was obtained by any means they felt like to help prosecute any violators of laws or their own rules..
To me its pretty cut and dry, by their own ruiles they have proclaimed Apple can and will provide information when it suits Apple. So in my opinion this is far worse than government investigations in direct involvement of terrorist activities. Since Apple also states that anyone who violates their rules is subject to their handing over of information, is Apple saying that the terrorists didn't violate their terms by posting details of their intended terrorist acts?. There is some valid arguements hat can be extracted from the various terms and rules etc on the Apple website.