Well, sure there are devices for scanning APS film. You can get an APS adapter for a Nikon Coolscan IV. I have a couple old Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IIs that accept APS.
You can use a flatbed (V700 is probably the best) with an uncut-120 film holder, secure the film in the holder, then cut the images in Photoshop (scan software, GIMP, whatever) as you scan them.
Breaking the canister is how you get to the film. So once it's developed that's not an issue, as far as i understand your question.
Or you can hire people to do it. Pixmonix, DigMyPics, ScanMyPhotos, etc.