iPhone 5 Was Last Apple Phone to Receive Steve Jobs' Input

The last Apple device that received input from Steve Jobs was apparently the iPhone 5.

According to a profile article on current Apple CEO Tim Cook over at Businessweek, Jobs' last project was the recently released iPhone 5, which he worked on while the rest of the firm focused on the smartphone's predecessor, the iPhone 4S.

The website cites sources "familiar with the phone’s development" who claimed the last iDevice to receive detailed input from Jobs was the iPhone 5. Further unnamed sources suggests that Apple has yet to launch a product that Jobs "didn't personally bless".

Of course, this adds an extra amount of interest into what the firm launches next, which looks like it's going to most certainly be the iPad mini.

Jobs had stressed that the employee who holds the most power and influence "besides himself" is lead designer Jony Ive. One wouldn't be wrong in believing that if they do keep Ive on board, the traditions - at least for design - Jobs cemented at Apple won't be lost anytime soon.


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  • maxiim
    How about some news that actually matters?
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  • mrmaia
    The 2nd most influent guy at Apple was the DESIGNER. Goes to show what the Apple stuff is all about.
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  • mdahouse
    Another day and another article about Apple.
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  • maxiim
    How about some news that actually matters?
    22
  • mrmaia
    The 2nd most influent guy at Apple was the DESIGNER. Goes to show what the Apple stuff is all about.
    17
  • hokkdawg
    @maxiim - This does matter! Because it fuels the speculation that Apple will start falling by the wayside now that Steve Jobs is gone. Think how much money you could make with a short position on Apple trading at current $665/share. It took only 5 years for Apple to go from $100/share to $700/share, and in 5 years it's entirely possible for it to crash as their current leadership screws up.
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