Next Two Generations of iPhones Already Developed, and DA George Gascón Is Bummed
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Apple's government liaison Michael Foulkes explained that the company already has two more generations of iPhone in its pipeline, and that it would be too cumbersome to add new security technology as an afterthought. The new kill-switch-bereft iPhones were designed two years ago under late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Foulkes says, and they're ready to go on the market.
But the slew of tech bloggers who latched onto the story were much more fixated on the concept of two new iPhones -- and the amount of time it took to develop them. In the hours that followed yesterday's Examiner story, bloggers wrote a flurry of posts noting Gascón's complaints and his unwitting leak. On a sorta humorous note, Fox News mistakenly attributed the scoop to the San Francisco Chronicle instead of the Examiner. Oops.
He suspects they're motivated by profit, being that more stolen phones means more people buying new ones. Hmmmm.