Re: To AC "7 years": A well thought out answer
One piece of software that once developed can be trivially changed for the next Iphone 5C ID the next time the feds come knocking.
This one request massively lowers the bar for the flood that follows. Before you know it you have your phone cracked for applying to an out of area school. (Happened in the UK with RIPA).
Goverment/Law Enforcement overreach is a fact they abuse every capability we give them.