For those of you who haven't read it yet, check out Mr. Cook's open letter to the FBI here.
What the FBI is asking for is a means to gather user's data from ANY iOS device.
Apple is refusing to do so on the grounds that it violates every sense of security that Apple customers have. And you know what? I stand with Apple on this issue. I agree that an investigation should be held on an attack that lead to death, but this investigation should not be an opportunity to eliminate our independence to use technology. While I'm not Apple's biggest fan, I admire their commitment to their customers. Would Google or Microsoft do the same thing in this situation?
On a closing note, I'd like to remind you that Newt OS does offer encryption options during installation, as do most Linux distros.