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04-01-2013, 02:32 PM #1
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 cell phone 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 cell phone 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.
iPhone were involved in half of all of San Francisco's robberies last year.
Source: San Francisco Examiner
04-01-2013, 02:51 PM #2
Hum! let me think about this. Phone is stolen, user will be able to log in and not just wipe the data but FRY IT?! Well, that would certainly work and be much more effective than those carrier platforms that only block the ESNs/IMEI/Serial Numbers from the network since not all carriers, um, China cough, cough, have these network blocking platforms in place. Yep, this would actually work over time to reduce street crime, scamers, gamers, frauders that rob people and flip a quick sale on Craig's list or a pawn shop...
04-01-2013, 03:02 PM #3
How do that many people get their phones lost/stolen? I have a number of forgetful/overly trusting family members and none of them have ever lost theirs or had it stolen.
04-01-2013, 03:06 PM #4
Does that means that my iPhone 5 and future "iPhone 5S" were under Steve Jobs design? No wonder they are elegant.
04-01-2013, 03:23 PM #5
You would expect this, given time for development and design. Need a fair amount of lead time.
Some features could be added
I am guessing this is why the iPhone 5 did not get wider. That would be against Jobs nature of fitting in your hand. He did not like to bend to mass opinion
04-01-2013, 03:33 PM #6
Also if this is true I could see how they would release them if the designs are completely different.
So basically this year would just be the iphone 5S then next year would be Jobs future idesign#1 year later Jobs future idesign#1S...Then year later Jobs future idesign#2 and a year after that Jobs future idesign#2S.
Nice way to burn 2 model designs over the next 4-5years.
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04-01-2013, 04:11 PM #9
I'm worried about the iPhone after the last two under Steve's watch are out. Though I know Ives and Jobs both have/had great taste for design, so hopefully Ives will continue to create elegant iPhones.
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04-01-2013, 04:25 PM #11
The pessimist side of me says that this is all part of planned obsolescence. What if this feature becomes the selling point of the 6S, which would be the model after the next two?
04-01-2013, 05:49 PM #12
Does the kill switch kill the phone or the thief? I'm hoping for the latter.
04-01-2013, 09:46 PM #13Designed Under Steve Jobs?
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04-02-2013, 03:21 AM #16
Although m an apple fan boy through and through, this is just sick! They want people to believe that even the next two generations of iphones were designed before jobs bode farewell to the world simply because they want to appeal to the emotions of that group of people who thought that Apple was apple only till the time it was under jobs. Without him, the company wud fall apart.
Great marketing but inhuman tactics to appeal to the consumer.
If jobs iphone till the 5s or whatever generation had been already designed, then the screen size refresh
wouldve taken place in the 4s.
Jobs wudnt have tried to release an inferior device just so that they could launch a better one next year and accumulate even more profit.
So stop making a fool out of the world. Jobs is gone. Now the best that u can do is work with as much passion and conviction as he had. Let his work inspire you. Dont use his hard work to fill your pockets.
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