Manned mission accomplish a single role, exacerbate chauvinism. That was the main motivation behind the Gemini and Apollo programs. It has nothing to do with science, science is a collateral damage.
How FBI was wrong? At my knowledge they never said what the summary states: 'They need a universal backdoor' in fact, in this very case, they never asked for a backdoor. A backdoor is something you put in place BEFORE, not AFTER. They asked for help from Apple to crack the iPhone.
That summary is really shitty. It seems written by someone not knowing the difference between his head and his ass. Bypassing the counter limit has nothing to do with cracking the encryption key by brute force attack. The iPhone password is not the encryption key, it is the protection to grant access to the encryption key. It is simply laughable to think the iPhone would have been encrypted with a four byte encryption key if the password would have been the key.
A successful [software] tool is one that was used to do something undreamed of by its author. -- S. C. Johnson