“In discussing the possibility of adding a theft resistant ‘kill switch’ to future iPhone models, Apple’s government liaison has noted that the next two generations of iPhone have already been developed, and were designed before Steve Jobs’ death,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “Seeking to stem the tide of smartphone thefts, San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascón has met carriers and device makers, including Apple, whose iPhones account for half of the devices pilfered in the City. The depth of Apple’s product pipeline surfaced during those talks.”
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“According to a report by Mike Aldax of the SF Examiner, Gascón was left ‘disheartened’ by a meeting with mobile carriers, and hoped that subsequent discussions with Apple would ‘reveal a commitment toward solutions,'” Dilger reports. ” Instead, Gascón said the meeting with Apple’s government liaison Michael Foulkes was ‘very underwhelming,’ and added, ‘he did most of the talking. It was incredible. He would just go on and on, one subject to the next. It was hard to follow. It was almost like someone who’s been trained in the art of doing a lot of talking and saying nothing.'”
Dilger reports, “Foulkes discussed the research and development behind creating and deploying a ‘kill switch’ system to arrest phone theft, but ‘also said the next two generations of iPhones have already been developed,’ according the report. Gascón further commented that the next two iPhone models in the pipeline ‘preceded Tim Cook.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Keep this in mind, Cook bashers. Only Jony Ive and Tim Cook really know how far Jobs’ reach extends into the future.