The county government that owned the iPhone in a high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the Justice Department paid for but never installed a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the phone as part of the terrorism investigation into the shootings that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.

Between this and the news that the FBI changed Farook’s iCloud password (thus running any possibility of forcing an iCould backup Apple could hand over), I think this case is mostly about the FBI and San Bernardino being totally incompetent.