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  • Next 2 iPhone Models Were Designed Under Steve Jobs

    A fascinating revelation about Apple's future iPhone refreshes initially went under the radar last week. But now that the news has had time to circulate, it's becoming a big story.

    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón - a man on a mission to cut down on cellphone related robberies in his neck of the woods - admits being disappointed to learn that Apple won't be able to initiate a so-called "kill switch" any time soon.

    The kill switch, which can be remotely activated by a consumer if a cellphone is lost or stolen, won't find a home on the next two iPhone refreshes because those models have already been designed - under Steve Jobs. That admission comes directly from Apple’s government liaison Michael Foulkes.

    Gascón said Foulkes discussed the long and laborious process of researching and producing a kill-switch technology for devices, and also said the next two generations of iPhones have already been developed. “They preceded Tim Cook,” the district attorney said he was told of the future iPhones.
    For now, Gascón says he will continue working to persuade the telecommunications industry to implement technology capable of disabling cellphones and tablets after they are reported stolen.

    iPhones were involved in half of all of San Francisco's robberies last year.

    Source: San Francisco Examiner
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Next 2 iPhone Models Were Designed Under Steve Jobs started by Michael Essany View original post
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    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      This just tells all those people who always said "apple fails now that Steve is gone" that it's not like Tim cook designed an iPhone within the months he was there, got it prototyped and manufactured before the 5 was released