iPhone 5 Called 'Last Project Steve Jobs Was Involved With' by Analyst
Some think the next iPhone iteration will be a "complete redesign" of the phone.
Steve Jobs has passed, but his legacy lives on in more than one way. While the iPhone 4 revision, the iPhone 4S has come out and is a hit, Jobs was involved in the design of the next generation of iPhone, according to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar.
Kumar writes that the next iPhone "was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design." He noted, "For that reason...this product will establish the high water mark for iPhone volumes," and he added that the legacy of Jobs will make the phone a "cult classic."
Kumar believes that the phone will be slightly slimmer and have a larger screen than that of the iPhone 4 line. Still it is expected to retain the same rough dimensions of the iPhone 4S and will come with LTE, also known as 4G.
Another source for CNET called the iPhone 5 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 of iPhone is expected to debut at or sometime around Apple's Developer's Conference in Summer 2012, according to Kumar's research note.