Apple's government liaison, Michael Foulkes, slipped up. Speaking about smartphone kill-switches with San Francisco district attorney George Gascon, Foulkes revealed that the next two iPhones have already been developed, and in fact, "They preceded Tim Cook."
The comments were made during part of a broader discussion between Apple's Foulkes and San Francisco's Gascon about how to curb smartphone thefts, according to The San Francisco Examiner. Gascon asked Apple to add a kill-switch or other mechanism that could render stolen phones useless. Such a tool could curb demand for stolen devices and, so the thinking goes, reduce crime in San Francisco.
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