Never has Steve's absence been felt as much as now

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Puevlo, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    The iPhone 5 is a reasonable improvement at best. Steve however would have never settled for anything less than amazing.

    A bit faster, somewhat thinner, slightly bigger. This has bean counter written all over it. I hope they aren't paying someone to come up with these ideas.
  2. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
  3. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008

    Op, your opinion could have easily been put in another topic.
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    If Steve were around, I'm sure some minor detail would be different, but by and large it would look the same. What would have been different is that he'd have wowed the crowd by talking at length about how great the screen was, and how advanced the design was. He was quite the showman.

    Let's not kid ourselves about specs in the Steve Jobs era. Remember, Steve Jobs got everyone excited in 2007 about a 2G phone that lacked apps, GPS, and wasn't very good at making calls.
  5. justreason macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2010
    Steve could sell water to whale.. Also it was the beginning of the hype for Apple.. Now the dust has cleared.. No phone is the clear leader.. (maybe the lumia 920)

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
  6. MasterHowl macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
  7. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I agree, Steve _was_ missed, but for a different reason than how the final specs of the phone are when it ships. I do believe this phones specs were already set.

    Steve was Apple's Ringmaster & Showman.

    He could whip the crowd into a frenzy that nearly had them throwing their wallets on stage.

    He could get them so hot for the new product, they'd revert to calling it sexy, as though it were a hot woman.

    Easily the worlds best salesman, he set a bar so high it's just not possible to duplicate.

    Apple needs to hire a celebrity presenter.
  8. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I really don't think it would have been much different at all.
  9. SprSynJn Guest

    Sep 15, 2011
    I do agree that Apple should find a new presenter that would stir up an audience. That's all I'm agreeing with though. The other points about the phone are ridiculous.
  10. bobTX10 macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2011
    I thought Steve oversaw this phone before his passing. In fact wasn't he involved in everything for the next 5 years?
  11. wharzhee macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    ya i miss steve job..

    i need him to tell me that i want it. haha.
  12. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Back to reality, if SJ was still with us, the 5 would be identical but presented to us more charismatically.
  13. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008

    I think that may be put out there to deflect any criticism Cook may get if doubt starts to creep in about if he's capable. It gives apple a buffer in the years following Jobs death.
  14. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Just like the iPad 2 when he was here...

    And the iPhone 4s

    And the iPhone 3GS.... And EVERY iMac for the past 6 years

    And The Macbook Air 2011 update...

    ... all updates that people weren't happy with.

    "Apple is on the decline"
    "Apple aren't in the lead anymore"

    People say this crap at every anouncement, and I just ignore it.

    But saying it's because Steve isn't there anymore is just stupid.

    Really ignorant, uneducated, stupid, nonsense.
  15. zhandri Suspended

    Sep 4, 2012
    yes the nokia 920 is a clear leader. i heard they got some pretty good camera features! oh....
  16. Puevlo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Most likely. They will claim Jobs had a hand in everything so they can deflect blame when it doesn't go to plan.
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  18. SonoViva macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2010
  19. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Actually, iirc, there were articles last year about how the iPhone 5 was the last iPhone over which Steve had a big influence. So this is likely how he wanted it
  20. Firesign3394 macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2011
    They improved every aspect on the phone... This is exactly what Steve would want.

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