When the iPhone 5 hits the shelves – which is expected to be this October – people may well be getting a glimpse of one of the last design works of the man who cofounded Apple.
Citing an unnamed source, Bloomberg reports that “Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had worked closely on the redesigned phone before his death in October.”
So this seems to confirm two things. One is that the iPhone 5 will not be like the iPhone 4S which just rehashed the look of its predecessor, the iPhone 4. Another is that Steve Jobs got to work on the iPhone 5 and if the information given to Bloomberg is true, it will be one of his last designs.
This could potentially be a selling point for the next-generation iPhone. People have been worried since Steve Jobs passed away last October that the company he brought to life twice may lose its edge in the tech industry. Particularly, people have been thinking about what Apple’s fate will be without its legendary, charismatic and polarizing leader.
We’ve said in the past, however, that Steve Jobs has chosen right with Tim Cook so there’s no need to worry. Here’s why. Nonetheless, a good selling point is a plus whatever it may be so Apple may well play this card when the time comes to launch the new iPhone.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s report, while mentioning the part about Steve Jobs’ design, was actually about the larger screen of the iPhone 5.
The publication is not the first publication to come out with this news though. Earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that the iPhone 5 will have at least a 4-inch screen. This report was followed by Reuters saying that the screen of the next iPhone will in fact be 4 inches diagonally. The two reports also said that LG Display, Sharp and Japan Display will make the larger screen of the iPhone 5. Samsung seems to have been left out of the game despite it having a large share of components in the iPhone and the iPad.
I guess we’ll have to wait for the actual release of the iPhone to see if all these rumors are true.