Of course they have your biometric data. That's for the TSA which fails every effing test thrown at it, as well as for when you get lost in L.A.
You actually believe that any info (that they can lift at any time from that stupid phone) is going to make any difference? Those chickens flew the coop long ago. At the time I emailed them after seeing the printer (in the terrorists' home) sitting undisturbed on the floor, and suggested they take it for its hard drive. Duh. You'd think they'd know to do that much, wouldn't you?
They're after every shred of data they can lay their paws on, from everyone with no regard to law. They don't even now what to do with it or where to store it when they do get it. They've run roughshod over the law, warrants and every other "limit" put on them...and have since the days of J. Edgar Hoover who blackmailed Presidents, Judges, Senators and Congressmen. He employed (just as his "professional" descendants have) illegal wire taps, etc. The current FBI, CIA, NSA and their foreign cousins GCHQ, etc. have the world wired and have zero regard for law.
Worse? Their own IT security is beyond laughable: All the details on all the FBI employees were obtained recently when they were hacked. But they're going to save your life. Right.
How long ago was the San Bernadino slaughter? Now they're trying to claim the "ticking bomb" nonsense? That's also the excuse they use for water boarding: The ticking bomb. BS. They've never had that situation, and water boarding (despite an AG's "learned opinion") is torture.
Worse, they're insulting everyone's intelligence with that "Apple's doing it for their marketing and image" bs. Really? Who's stupid enough to swallow that malarkey? And CNN puts a former FBI agent and two lawyers: Allan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Toobin on to "discuss" the implications of the iPhone Court Order...without a real IT security expert on that "panel". See how they direct and misdirect attention?
Sure. Go ahead and weaken security for everyone for data which can be obtained in other ways...so that the criminals have easier access to your OS as well. Makes as much sense as anything else every government does. Because it's NOT about that info. It's about no privacy from any tyrant bureaucrat or police official that has a "need" to look at anything and everything he feels like. Oh, and let's install webcams throughout your home and office "for your security".