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Apple’s Next Two iPhones Reportedly ‘Already Designed’ Under Steve Jobs’ Supervision

Posted in iPhone, News on 02/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Those of you that may be concerned about the future of the iPhone now that Steve Jobs is no longer at the helm may yet have something to look forward to. According to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, Apple’s next two iPhones were already designed under Steve Jobs’ watchful eye before Tim Cook took control as Apple’s CEO. According to Gascón, he received confirmation directly from Apple’s government liaison, Michael Foulkes.

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“It was very underwhelming,” Gascón said about the hourlong talk with Apple’s government liaison,. “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.” representatives, noting that the designs “preceded Tim Cook”.

From the San Francisco Examiner (via MacRumors), citing Gascón’s comments concerning the prevention of mobile device theft:

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.

Gascón said he doesn’t need to see the technology in the next iPhone, but simply wants a plan in place. He said industry insiders have told him the technology is possible.

If true, the claim would hardly be surprising. Steve Jobs was known for his obsessive attention to details, and has often been said to design products well in advance of their release. Previous reports have suggested that Steve Jobs planned out the next four years of Apple products before he passed away in October of 2011.

Other than the claim about future iPhone models, however, Gascón said his discussion with Foulkes was somewhat disappointing: “It 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.”



  • Austin00

    Can this really be looked at as a Good thing, that means the this Apple is still a product of Steve Jobs and they have no vision except that of Steve Jobs. So is Tim Cook just a pupet to just release what Steve designed?

  • renaldo friloux

    It also means apple is purposely is selling underwhelming products

  • Laka

    Sounds good to me :) what ever phones comes out I will not cry about how weak or how great it is aslongest it works for texts, calls gaming. Good thing we have haters like android fans without them Appel won’t exist or even talked about lol

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J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.