Apple has unveiled the latest generation of the popular iPhone mobile boasting a range of features new to mobile technology including a tape measure, an attachment that can remove stones from the hooves of lame horses and a novel set of toe clippers.
Speaking at the global launch of the gadget, Apple boss Steve Jobs said: ‘I can say with confidence that this version of the iPhone represents the pinnacle of twenty first century technology. This iconic smartphone features a number of killer applications, and I’m not just referring to the handy flick knife included in our street model.’
Initial, press reaction was mixed. ‘I loved the stone remover, and the cigarette lighter but struggle to see the point of the telephone feature. That is so yesterday.’ said BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones, adding, ‘and like every one else, I can’t see why they couldn’t have pushed the boat out and included a decent corkscrew.’