Jobs worked “intimately” on iPhone 5

Jobs worked “intimately” on iPhone 5Well, this is quite a sombre story to start my news day with.

The iPhone 4S has defied all logic and whipped consumers into a senseless buying frenzy, despite boasting just a few modest enhancements over the iPhone 4.

Meanwhile, according to one of those analyst type guys, the iPhone 5 is more than just a twinkle in Apple’s eye. In fact, it’s the last thing the late Steve Jobs worked on.

Ashok Kumar of Rodman & Renshaw writes that the iPhone 5 "was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design".

Kumar goes on to suggest that the iPhone 5 will become a “cult classic” due to the emotional pull of Jobs’ involvement.

An anonymous chap tells CNET that the iPhone 5 will be a completely redesigned iPhone. That kinda goes without saying; even Apple wouldn’t be audacious enough to pump out the same physical phone three times in a row, would they?

"This is a very large project that Steve dedicated all of his time to,” said Mr Anon. “He was not that involved in the 4S because his time was limited."

Going back to that Kumar chap, he reckons the iPhone 5 will have a bigger screen, and that it’ll debut at WWDC in June 2012. That means we've still got another eight months of rumours to look forward to. Yay.

via: CNET

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26 comments

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 11:36

so can we all agree on one thing? it doesnt work?? i mean if its soo great why isn't it on the market? or do apple really think a phone steve designed nearly a year before android phones are released will be able to compete??

NornIron Legend  Oct. 19, 2011 at 11:44

Why would the release it!? They knew the Apple Fanboys would rush out and buy an easy to produce higher spec iPhone 4. So they might as well as wait to June to sell a brand new phone all over again.. and continue to screw its customers lol.

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 11:46

my gawd im sorry i was being soo stupid... of course the crapple fanboys thanks for reminding me norniron lol

Stelph  Oct. 19, 2011 at 11:48

Well duh

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 11:50

My revenge shall be swift stelph :p

NornIron Legend  Oct. 19, 2011 at 11:53

lol

blizzard7  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:03

Well whatever Apple releases it's sure to be better than the Samdung Dairy Milk S II right.
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/iphone-4s-benchmark-tests-prove-its-faster-than-galaxy-s2-50005683/

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:06

I wonder how flash runs on the apple 4s...

oh wait...

NornIron Legend  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:10

Ha Ha.. apparently the battery is good :s

sibeer  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:22

That kinda goes without saying; even Apple wouldn’t be audacious enough to pump out the same physical phone three times in a row, would they? iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS. Looks like they would to me.

socialjeebus  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:25

Blizzard7 it must be an amazing technological acclompishment to produce a phone faster at processing javascript nearly 6 months later.

No mention of other benchmark tests either which seems very strange too.

I must point out too, your link omitted it, that the A5 chip credited by the article is actually made by Samsung.

It must kill Apple fanboys that the majority of key components in their phones and tabs are made by Samsung.

Fields25  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:26

Kumar goes on to suggest that the iPhone 5 will become a “cult classic” due to the emotional pull of Jobs’ involvement.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That's the best thing i've read in a long time. What a load of tripe. This analyst might as well have said that it would garner a cult following because each individual handset will contain a bone fragment of the late Jobs, like some kind of holy relic.

75% of people buying iPhones in a year's time probably won't even remember who Steve Jobs was, they'll just blindly buy the latest iPhone regardless.

blizzard7  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:50

@socialjeebus
You know I'm just saying that to tease Treab right? You're right there's no other benchmarks either.... Oh wait. :p

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 12:57

you cant tease me blizz mate :p you dont have anything which could possible surprise me :p

and crapple 4s should be faster its had a development time of 18 months... compare that to samsung and there 10 odd phones this year...

blizzard7  Oct. 19, 2011 at 13:02

How do you know Samdung didn't take 18 months to develop their phone? Why has it taken so long for Samdung to release a phone with better than 800x480? Why does the Samdung Nexus have a 5 MP camera? Mwahaha I have all the ammo now :D

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 13:08

samsung galaxy nexus would have received a requirement from google this year last 6-8 months or soo when google knew what to come from ICS and where android is heading :p

why do you want a phone with this 'retina' display?? most people cant see that high a resolution on such a tiny screen... at 3.5" the retina display is pointless :p

blizzard7  Oct. 19, 2011 at 13:10

I didn't mention Apple in my post mate, pay attention :p You can easily notice the difference in resolution at 4.3" between 800x480 and qHD.

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 13:15

you may not have mentioned crapple but you maybe shocked to learn this... but... this thread is about crapple :p

and you might notice a difference between 800x480 and qHD but its not that important its like 720p vs 1080p on a 32" screen its noticeable but its kinda pointless... especially on a mobile where all it does is saps power :p and as samsungs screen is still highly rated and looks gorgeous why have higher resolution which wont be utilised...

blizzard7  Oct. 19, 2011 at 14:41

It's definitely not pointless. Browsing on a qHD provides noticeably better clarity on webpages.

Stelph  Oct. 19, 2011 at 16:49

Haha Treab, my comment was aimed at the news article itself, and (un)fortunatly happened to place itself in an ooportunistic position in the thread :)

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 16:55

the fear is palpable in this one...

join us on the dark side...

http://keiththegooner.footballunited.com/files/2011/01/palpatine.jpg

smecky01  Oct. 20, 2011 at 03:12

Hmm so its ok to Compare the Galaxy s2 to the iphone 4 which was released almost a year before, but its not ok to compare the 4s and the s2 even though they are less than 6 months apart? EVERYONE was saying the S2 was better than the iphone 4, but now the 4s is here, its not fair to compare it to the s2? Double standards.

Treab  Oct. 20, 2011 at 03:35

crapple fan smecky?

cause if im not mistaken we have compared it to the ifony 4s and laughed at it repeatedly... so seriously wtf?

smecky01  Oct. 20, 2011 at 05:30

Yup, im a fan of Apple, not quite sure what that has to do with anything though, im a fan of quite a few companies, especially Samsung and HTC... without them there would be no competition or improvement.

It just bothers me that people can't give a bit of credit when its due. You guys make out that Apple has never contributed anything worthwhile to the industry and that Android is perfect, which is far more deluded than any Apple "fanboy".

blizzard7  Oct. 20, 2011 at 09:30

I have to agree with smecky01, Apple does deserve credit, and not all its fans are "deluded". Android fanboys can be more annoying than Apple fanboys TBH.

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