What about the iPhone 5 would have been different if Steve was alive?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PerPlekz, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. PerPlekz, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012

    PerPlekz macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    #1
    Yea, its a Steve thread (RIP).

    I think there would have been some differences if Steve was alive.

    • I think there would have been no anodized coating paint
    • We would have kept google maps in ios6 (or at least no apologies for Apple maps like Tim did.)
    • And I think there would have been no "glass windows" on the back of the phones, something more "one piece"
    just my thoughts
     
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Location:
    Location Location
    #2
    If Steve was alive this thread wouldn't exist and you'd be outside playing with your friends.
     
  3. nefan65 macrumors 65816

    nefan65

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    #3
    I always find you'll get positive feedback, and responses when you end your posts with "Nothing to get butthurt over"...works like a charm every time.:rolleyes:
     
  4. djransom macrumors 68040

    djransom

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Location:
    Chi-Town
    #4
    I'm sure Steve had a hand in this design prior to his passing. Just my thoughts tho.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #5
    The presentation would have had more adjectives.
     
  6. CanadaEh macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Location:
    Toronto
    #6
    I'm pretty sure Steve Jobs worked closely with Apple for designs for the iPhones for the next couple of years. So to answer your question, No. It would not have been different if he was still alive.
     
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    #7
    No, No and No.

    iPhone 5 was already made 2 years ago.
     
  8. darster Suspended

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    #8
    It's trolls coming out of the woodwork week on MR.
     
  9. deyjavoo, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012

    deyjavoo macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    #9
    I thought I read and heard the iPhone 5 was his baby?

    Also, considering he threatened thermonuclear war on Google I'm guessing Apple Maps was also his idea.
     
  10. PerPlekz thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    #10
    Even though he had his hand in the production, or if the phone was made two years ago... How do you guys know if there weren't major changes in the design after his passing?

    Speculation and assumptions.
     
  11. Outrigger macrumors 68000

    Outrigger

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    #11
    Pot, meet kettle. This entire thread is about speculation and assumptions Were you expecting a conclusive answer?
     
  12. droeun macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
  13. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    #13
    no because this phone was the last one he touched. its his legacy. i love it collectors item here
     
  14. PerPlekz thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    #14
    that's exactly the reason i typed it! c'mon man
     
  15. Dolorian macrumors 65816

    Dolorian

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    #15
    Steve Jobs was working both on the iPhone 5 and Maps before his passing, I don't think there would have been much of a change in them if he were still alive.
     
  16. YungMoola94 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    #16
    Well first off he wouldn't have approved of the two tone back and there wouldn't be any scuffs right out of the box.
     
  17. norwegian wood macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #17
    The shipping contract wouldn't of been awarded to UPS.
     
  18. famous600 macrumors 6502a

    famous600

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    #18
    I agree but there would have been NO quality control problems.
     
  19. norwegian wood macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #19
    He's dead. If they thought the design they came up with was nicer or they didn't have it set in stone they would change the design all they want.
    Do you really think they are worried about pleasing him now?
     
  20. norwegian wood macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #21

    I agree. Which why they don't care what he thinks now. When they said he was involved in future products I'm guessing it was in a general direction they wanted to go
     
  21. famous600 macrumors 6502a

    famous600

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    #22
    With as controlling as he was over every aspect I would not be surprised if there were contracts in place. "this is what it will look like etc,"
     
  22. sviato macrumors 68020

    sviato

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    HR 9038 A
    #23
    apparently he was "deeply involved" with the iphone 5 before his passing


    Anyways, what would've been different is that instead of an apology like Tim gave, Steve would make some snarky comments about how Apple's maps are still better and just show what manipulation of maps is possible etc etc
     
  23. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Denver/Boulder, CO
  24. armoredsaint macrumors regular

    armoredsaint

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #25
    +1

    he would never admit wrong and that everyone else is stupid
     

Share This Page