Steve Jobs worked on the upcoming iPhone very closely

Posted on May 17 2012 - 10:39pm by Mike Wewerka

Walt Disney was a genius, a man who knew what people wanted, he could look into his mind and see the “land of tomorrow.” Sadly he was taken from us too early, but prior to his death, Disney laid out a vision for his company, attractions, movies and more. He left his team with “ideas,” which would fuel the company and innovation for years to come. Perhaps it’s only fitting that Steve Jobs, another visionary genius, become the single largest share holder of the Walt Disney Company and single-handedly redefined animated films with Pixar.

Like Disney, it’s said that Jobs has left behind ideas that should help maintain the company’s dominate role in the technology sector. So it’s not surprising to learn that Jobs, prior to his passing, worked closely with Jonathan Ive and his design time in creating the next iPhone. According to Bloomberg, Jobs was working on the new iPhone prior to the release of the iPhone 4S.

Apple has been working on the new device since before the current iPhone 4S model was introduced last October, said one person with knowledge of the project. Jobs, who had gone on medical leave from Apple starting last January, played a key role in developing the phone, this person said.

With Jobs’ involvement in the next iPhone, coupled with the fact that he and Ive had very similar tastes, I think it’s safe to say that the next iPhone, like the iPhone 4/4S before it, will be a thing of beauty. We know that Jobs was not a fan of “massive” phones, but that doesn’t mean the iPhone can’t have a larger display while keeping a smaller frame.