There is already a generation of kids growing up in the Apple fold using the iPhones which were passed down from their parents. Besides there are plans ahead to make owning the iPhones less painful in India and China.
How do you know?
appelbaum is just talking up his ass, if he is that good a programmer he could have reversed engineered iOS to prove he is right.
Instead he just speculated to get this three minute of fame.
Kind of sad.
"but the document suggests physical contact with a target phone is required to implant the surreptitious software"
So for this software to work they must have my phone or perhaps bump my iPhone to upload the software or perhaps the software just load itself automatically without me doing a single like the guy who claimed iOS7 installed itself in his home.
The way I look at it it is much ado about nothing unless one is a iHater.
I give credit to this guy for predicting products as to sales I doubt he knows what is going on.
From my view this prolonged negotiation is more of a psychological tactic to get Apple to cave in to whatever demands they are making.