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Informative article, thanks!

However, regarding your comment,

The key point here is that the iMessage content would be available in backups.

As of iOS8, iMessages are encrypted end-to-end, meaning that even with the iCloud backups, without the endpoint (the iPhone) password, it cannot be decrypted.

See the “iMessage and Facetime” section on this page for details: http://www.apple.com/privacy/approach-to-privacy/

…we wouldn’t be able to comply with a wiretap order even if we wanted to…

UPDATE: as Mike pointed out below, if you enable iCloud Backup, then Apple will have access to your iMessages. So the original post is correct.

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