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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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San Francisco DA: Apple Told Me The Next Two iPhone Models Preceded Tim Cook




San Francisco district attorney George Gascón told the SF Examiner (via AppleInsider) that an Apple representative told him the next two generations of iPhones have already been developed and that Steve Jobs was involved in their development, saying "they preceded Tim Cook".

After Jobs passed away, it was reported that Apple had four years of product plans in the pipeline that Jobs had personally approved, matching nicely with the above claim.

Gascón said he also spoke with the Apple representative, a government liaison named Michael Foulkes, about the possibility of a 'kill switch' in iOS devices that could permanently disable them if they were stolen. He said he was "underwhelmed" with the discussion, saying the Apple rep seems to be "trained in the art of doing a lot of talking and saying nothing."

Major U.S. carriers agreed last year to develop a database that would allow stolen mobile phones to be disabled and deny them voice and data service, but law enforcement officials would like to see phone makers on board with a similar service as well.

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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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San Francisco district attorney George Gascón told the SF Examiner (via AppleInsider) that an Apple representative told him the next two generations of iPhones have already been developed and that Steve Jobs was involved in their development, saying "they preceded Tim Cook".

After Jobs passed away, it was reported that Apple had four years of product plans in the pipeline that Jobs had personally approved, matching nicely with the above claim.
I thought we already knew this.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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Then we can be sure the next iPhone will be snappier

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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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How is this news?

Ever read Steve Jobs biography? Mentions several next generation products all in Ive's secret room.

This is the same for other companies.

Slow news day.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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A lot can change in 4 generations of tech. Unless they got something mind blowing up their sleeves they had better start doing some fresh ideas
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Agreed on the this is known-- you would expect a tech company to have the next few years laid out.. unless some mind blowing discovery happens
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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A lot can change in 4 generations of tech. Unless they got something mind blowing up their sleeves they had better start doing some fresh ideas
So unless they have something fresh planned, they better plan something fresh? Got it.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:18 PM   #8
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A reminder to keep in mind ! We miss you Jobs ! His innovation is still on the works.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:19 PM   #9
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This would have never happened if Steve was still alive... oh wait...
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:21 PM   #10
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I thought we already knew this.
"We" didn't, and don't, know anything about Apple's product pipeline. We'd heard about it and this adds to that, which is worth noting, especially by a rumors site.

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A lot can change in 4 generations of tech. Unless they got something mind blowing up their sleeves they had better start doing some fresh ideas
Or what? Care to elaborate?
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:23 PM   #11
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Here's to hoping we get the iPhone 6 this June, not the 5S.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:24 PM   #12
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How is this news?

Ever read Steve Jobs biography? Mentions several next generation products all in Ive's secret room.

This is the same for other companies.

Slow news day.
I get so tired of these kinds of responses.

It adds confirmation to something we thought we knew. Nobody REALLY knows, except Cook and Ive.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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jeez...that's a lot of hearsay for a DA.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:25 PM   #14
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Haha, nice April Fool's joke.

I'm sure Steve knew four years in advance about the ways he would decide to change his mind, too.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:26 PM   #15
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They had four years of product ideas in the pipeline as of the end of 2011? Okay; but there's a problem with letting those ideas from almost a year and a half ago continue to guide your decisions today. Mobile technology is fluid and it has changed quite a bit from the vantage point Steve had in 2011.

I suspect (hope) Apple's product roadmap until 2015 is dynamic and is not based upon what Steve knew in 2011. Otherwise, we're likely in for a disappointing next two years, folks.
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I thought we already knew this.
It's a slow news day.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:28 PM   #17
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Here's to hoping we get the iPhone 6 this June, not the 5S.
Don't get your hopes up.
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I take back any negative things I've said about Apple products in the last few years. They are all wonderful!!!!!!!!
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:30 PM   #19
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How is this news?

Ever read Steve Jobs biography? Mentions several next generation products all in Ive's secret room.

This is the same for other companies.

Slow news day.
It's the olds.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:32 PM   #20
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No news that Steve was involved in future generations of Apple devices for some years to come.

What would be of interest of course how current and future generations changed in contrast to the original pipeline in face of the growing competition from Samsung and others. But of course we will never know
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:33 PM   #21
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/Pedant mode/

Er… if "they preceded Tim Cook" they are very old phones indeed.

Tim Cook is 52, so that means the next two iPhone models would have to have been made in about 1960!

On the plus side, that would help a lot with future patent lawsuits.

(Yes, I know they probably meant 'preceded Tim Cook being CEO of Apple').
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Major U.S. carriers agreed last year to develop a database that would allow stolen mobile phones to be disabled and deny them voice and data service, but law enforcement officials would like to see phone makers on board with a similar service as well.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:35 PM   #23
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San Francisco district attorney George Gascón told the SF Examiner (via AppleInsider) that an Apple representative told him
Am I the only one that had to read this a few times?
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:36 PM   #24
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The real headline of that article is that the DA is an idiot. First, he is presumptuous, saying: "if you make nice things that could be targeted by thieves, then you have to build in a law-enforcement wishlist of features." That's silly; has he told car companies to install tracking devices in all cars? Second, his characterization of the conversation with Apple is rude and stupid. "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." Jackass. Finally, his conspiracy theory that Apple is involved (“I think there’s just too much being made on stolen phones") is defamatory and idiotic. Time for a recall election, San Franciscans.
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Am I the only one that had to read this a few times?
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