Note the very big "if":
An Apple executive said the company will strengthen its encryption if it wins its court battle with the federal government, which last week secured a court order requiring Apple engineers to help extract data from a phone associated with the mass shootings in San Bernardino.
The executive spoke on condition of anonymity. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment publicly.
If Apple loses the court case, the legal precedent could give the U.S. government broad authority to order companies to assist in breaking into encrypted products.
I'm <sarcasm>so looking forward</sarcasm> to the surely being drawn up now congressional solution to this.