Apple iPhone has a remote kill switch?

According to this news story, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has confirmed that the new Apple iPhone 3G has a remote switch, which can be used to remove software from the phones of the customers. He says it is meant for cases where we might need to protect users’ data, when a malicious program is released that steals the information from the phones worldwide… personally, though, I don’t really like how much power this gives to Apple, and how little the average user can control.  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?