Steve Jobs involved in design of future iPhone, says report

The late Apple co-founder is still leaving his mark on the company's future designs.

Steve Jobs had a lot of input into the design of the upcoming the iPhone, according to a report.

The Apple co-founder and former CEO "worked closely on the redesigned phone before his death in October," according to a report from Bloomberg, which did not identify the source.

The Phone's design was in the works before the release of the iPhone 4S, giving Jobs plenty of opportunity to contribute, the report added.

Apple's next iteration of the iPhone, with a rumored 4-inch screen is due by October, according to various analysts.

Other key features of the next iPhone are expected to include 4G LTE and thinner/stronger Gorilla Glass 2.

An updated Apple A series processor is also likely but don't count on the A5X used in the third-generation iPad. A quad-core graphics chip just isn't necessary for the smaller screen, even with Retina resolution.

The upcoming 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 said back in October. He is now an analyst at the Maxim Group. Kumar said he expects the iPhone 5 to be a "cult classic" because of Jobs' involvement.

Via Cult of Mac.

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.


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