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Jobs May Have Had a Hand in Next Two iPhones

San Francisco DA reportedly gleaned this little tidbit during a rambling conversation with Apple’s government liaison

The next two generations of iPhones were designed before Steve Jobs died in October of 2011, according to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who reportedly gleaned this little tidbit during a rambling conversation with Apple's government liaison, Michael Foulkes.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that the D.A. was told the future iPhones "have already been developed" and "preceded Tim Cook."

Gascón was talking to Apple to get its backing for a kill switch that would disable cell phones and tablets when they're reported stolen. The idea is to make the widgets less attractive to thieves.

Devices such as iPhones were involved in half the city's robberies last year but the D.A. isn't getting much support for the idea from widget makers or service providers.

Gascón said his conversation with Foulkes "was very underwhelming. 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."

Developing the technology for the kill switch was described as "long and laborious" in the article.

See http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/03/san-francisco-da-gasc-n-says-industry-keeps-giving-him-run-around-mobile-device-thefts#ixzz2PF6zt2TM

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