Now you know and knowing is half the battle. Don't buy iPhone.
Right, because, as the article points out:
Google takes a more privacy-protective approach: it "resets the password and further provides the reset password to law enforcement," the materials say, which has the side effect of notifying the user that his or her cell phone has been compromised.
Oh, good for google! Wait, why doesn't Apple just reset the password and provide the new password to law enforcement. Oh, yeah, right, better security--they can't just reset the password. And boy, how much better it is for the suspect's privacy that google notifies him. Let's see, he's been arrested, his phone seized, a warrant obtained to examine its contents--I'm sure he'd be so much more relieved if he were to get email from Apple when his pass code is cracked, because by god that is so important to his privacy!