Steve Jobs is regarded as a visionary and a man who revolutionized the technology industry, all around the world. His work at Apple speaks for itself. Upon his return to the company in 1997 and after the passing of a decade and a half, Apple has emerged as the second most valuable company in the world, second only to Coca Cola.
Steve Jobs passed away around this time last year, only a day after Apple announced iPhone 4S. It was rumoured back then that while teams at Apple were working on iPhone 4S, Steve Jobs was fully focused towards the iPhone 5, the one which was finally released on September 21. A new full length report reveals more on this matter.
It was rumoured for quite some time last year that Apple will be releasing a completely revamped and redesigned iPhone. There were various product and information leaks, images of latest mockups were cropping online every day and case manufacturers jumped the gun and produced cases based on these rumours. Almost everyone was convinced that a brand spanking new iPhone 5 was going to be released by Apple. The company new better though. It announced the iPhone 4S, which was absolutely no different in design as compared to the iPhone 4. Slight changes were made to the internal hardware and coupled with iOS 5, Apple had a new iPhone to offer.
On the other hand, it has been rumoured that while all of the above was going on at One Infinite Loop, something else was going on as well. Steve Jobs was providing his insight in the creation of iPhone 5 as we know it today. It was the last product he ever worked on and once he had been satisfied with it, the iPhone 5 was then readied for scale production.
The report comes from Businessweek which cites sources familiar with the matter. It confirms that iPhone 5 has the blessing of Steve Jobs. An interesting revelation has been made in this report, we’re told that the company is yet to release a product which Steve Jobs wasn’t particularly fond of and if he had remained at the company, it probably wouldn’t have seen the light of day ever. Many are of the view that this product is the elusive 7.85 inch iPad Mini, which is expected to be announced on October 17. Steve was known for his dislike of 7 inch tablets. Will iPad Mini become the defining moment for the post-Jobs era at Apple? It certainly looks like it.