That is...until yesterday. It turns out the FBI, after a little bit a trial, error, and tinkering, was able to hack into the phone all by themselves. Yesterday they withdrew their legal motion to force Apple to aid them, essentially saying "thanks anyway!" and everything went back to how it was before.
Now we're all forced to wonder...would have been better for Apple to simply help, rather than enabling the government to now figure this out on their own? Would it have been better for the FBI to just keep quiet and figure this out of their own without asking for help? Of course, sometimes a stern "no, figure it out yourself" is just what people need to get something done. As long as the crutch is there, you're going to use it.