Steve Jobs allegedly worked on a Redesigned iPhone 5 with Bigger Screen
In the constant flip-flop of rumors regarding the screen size of Apple’s next iPhone, it’s tough to know what to believe… But when the Steve Jobs name starts getting put behind certain ideas, maybe it’s a good indication of where Apple is going with the iPhone 5 (or whatever it will be called).
The latest word is that Mr. Jobs himself “worked closely” on the design of the next handset. Sources say the device will NOT sport the same form factor as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but will instead have a screen that is larger than 3.5 inches. No further specifics have been offered about the coming device’s physical form.
It would be nice if we had more details about the input Jobs had on guiding the development of the device. But we’ll have to be content with knowing that before he died in October, Jobs was closely involved, and may have even given the okay to abandoning the 3.5-inch screen that has been in place for many years. Perhaps he’d come to believe that Apple’s team had come up with a superior design that employed a bigger screen, or maybe in the end, it was the pressure from companies like Samsung that forced Apple to steer towards larger devices (I’m going to believe the former here).
So after this development, we’re really back where we started—except now there’s the possibility that Steve Jobs signed off on an iPhone with a larger screen. And who’s going to disagree with him?