(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Did late Apple founder Steve Jobs play an integral role in developing still unreleased iPhones?
That could be the case, at least if a report from the SF Examiner serves as proof.
The indication came as San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón sought answers regarding recent mobile thefts in the Bay area. He later talked to Apple government liaison Michael Foulkes but came away disappointed – noting Apple wasn’t inclined to include a kill-switch for upcoming mobile devices.
Such a feature would allow owners of stolen devices to deactivate them remotely.
So why couldn’t Apple include such a thing? Gascón indicated he was told the next two generation iPhones had already been developed. “They preceded Tim Cook,” he commented, according to the report.
Steve Jobs co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1977. Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer in October of 2011.