According to a report on Cnet an analyst is claiming that the iPhone 4S was not Jobs last big project and the next model that could well be called the iPhone 5 was reportedly the great mans last project he had a major say in. The next-generation iPhone with the radical redesign, logically the iPhone 5 that consumers from around the world have been waiting for, which was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design and the iPhone 5 will be a much bigger success than the record-setting iPhone 4S with cult classic qualities because of Jobs’ deep personal involvement in development…………..
The paint’s barely dry on Apple’s newest iPhone and rumors are already flying about what the next one’s going to look like, when it will be released and also how it will be seen as the late Steve Jobs’ last great product. No other company inspires such rampant speculation about its product plans as Apple does and Jobs’ legacy is as hot a topic as it gets in the tech world. So it’s somewhat understandable that the iPhone 5 rumors would start appearing fairly early, but now it appears that we’ve lost even the briefest of grace periods between an Apple product release and also the beginnings of the whisper campaign about its successor. CNet reports that according to their sources, Apple’s next iPhone will indeed get a major redesign and it was apparently Steve Jobs‘ last big project, who was Apple’s co-founder and ex-CEO sadly passed away last week. Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw also claims that the next generation iPhone, which may be called iPhone 6 as it will be the sixth generation iPhone, will be thinner and come with a larger screen though with similar dimensions as iPhone 4S, suggesting that it could come with an edge-to-edge screen. Kumar also claims that the next generation iPhone will support 4G LTE networks. Ever since Apple launched iPhone 4S, which looks like iPhone 4, it has been expected that Apple’s sixth generation iPhone will be completely redesigned just like iPhone 4 was a completely redesigned iPhone after iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Kumar also cites another source in the report, who claimed to have knowledge of the redesign:
Another source, who I spoke with this week and who claims to have knowledge of the redesign, said the iPhone 5 is a “complete redesign. This is a very large project that Steve dedicated all of his time to. He was not that involved in the 4S because his time was limited.”
The next-generation iPhone “was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design. For that reason…this product will establish the high water mark for iPhone volumes,” Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, wrote in a research note this week. He expects the iPhone 5 to be a “cult classic” because of Jobs’ involvement.
So, it’s probably not unreasonable to expect the iPhone 5 to be a “complete redesign,” as the source said–meaning both externally and internally, though probably less so internally when compared with pronounced user-facing changes like the display size. (No telling what kind of plans Apple has on the software front: iOS 6? Siri 2?)
The iPhone 5 should debut around the time of Apple’s Developer’s Conference in the summer of 2012, according to Kumar’s research note.