Oh, the “Nanny State.” How you try to care for people despite their foolishness and your insatiable need to make government bigger while allowing people to become so dependent on government that it can only embolden their foolishness. Smartphone theft is rampant across the United States, this of course, also includes San Francisco and San Francisco county. However, most of these thefts do not occur at gunpoint or by physical coercion. They occur when people leave their phones lying about unattended. Yet, despite this fact, San Francisco’s District Attorney would like to hold Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) responsible for this theft. Not the police department, not the “victim” but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for failing to install a “kill switch” in its phones. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) phone theft represents around 50% of the stolen smartphones in San Francisco.
According to a report by Mike Aldax of the SF Examiner, San Francisco DA Georce Gascón was left “disheartened” by a meeting with mobile carriers, and hoped that subsequent discussions with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would “reveal a commitment toward solutions.”
Then he took it further with his additional remarks calling the meeting “very underwhelming,” and added, “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.”
One interesting thing to come out of Gascón’s mouth however, was the fact that next two iPhone models in the pipeline “preceded Tim Cook.”
That means Steve Jobs was instrumental in the design of the next two generation iPhones (yet unreleased) before his death.
Following that piece of news, Gascón simply returned to his line of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) bashing and nonsense claiming that “there’s just too much being made on stolen phones.” Is that to suggest that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) doesn’t care because when stolen phones are shipped overseas or resold in the United States? That second-hand users will pay so much money on music and apps that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stands to make huge profits. That’s absurd.
There are a number of reasons that a “kill switch” presently doesn’t work. Do your homework. Perhaps by reading the following piece that made this story possible Mr. G.
For all of this bluster and nonsense, at least Mr. Gascón gave the fanboys one thing, while potentially alleviating the Tim Cook bashing that shareholders have no problem with as of yet, given his impressive sales numbers and growing market share