As I understand the Apple case, solely from media accounts, Apple has put in place a safeguard that will erase all the data on the phone after several failed attempts to enter a passcode. That is entirely different from what this article is about. The FBI has a completely valid reason, enforced by a court order, to attempt to open the encrypted data on that terrorist’s phone. But the Apple safeguard prevents that attempt.
The Court has ordered Apple to remove that safeguard, and Apple has refused. In other words, the FBI has a valid search warrant to examine the data on that phone, but Apple’s system will destroy the evidence if a search is attempted. Neither the law nor the First Amendment support the destruction of evidence in the face of a valid warrant.
If that is not true, someone correct the case.