What was the last iPhone Steve Jobs worked on?

Zune55

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Was it iPhone 5s, 5 or IPhone 4? Since Steve jobs wants to make things easy. I think apple should keep making smaller display iPhones specially iPhone 5s with all the new specs and color. Some people don't like iPhone 6 and onwards. It would be great to see rose gold with latest specs in iPhone 5s.
 

Zune55

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I think it was the 4s, but some of his ideas were embodied in the ones after that. I recall someone saying that when he died Apple had five years worth of product in the pipeline.
okay so iPhone 6 was his idea as well right?
 

Zwhaler

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okay so iPhone 6 was his idea as well right?
I was talking with a friend "in the loop" over a year ago about this, he said that the 6/6+ was (not sure if he meant partially or fully) not a product of Jobs.
 

Zune55

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I was talking with a friend "in the loop" over a year ago about this, he said that the 6/6+ was (not sure if he meant partially or fully) not a product of Jobs.
Thanks for the reply
 

haruhiko

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At most the iPhone 5. One year in tech is like a decade. Even genius like Jobs would not dictate what would be available from Apple in 2-3 years. He could only give general directions.
 

bigcstyle4

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I think it was the iPhone 5. I remember reading some meeting notes released from one of the lawsuits against Apple where he talked about the LTE iPhone.
 

McDaddio

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Rumors is he was involved with Project Zeton.

Will see some of that in the iPhone 7 if the rumors are true.
 

convergent

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I don't think Jobs worked on the larger screen devices. He was pretty set on things like that.

I also think they should do a smaller screen device with same design as 6s... Maybe call it a 6c for compact. Not the plastic 5c thing.

I thought I'd stay with a 5 size device but now have jumped to a 6s Plus. Once I devoted through android for 6 months with a larger screen I became spoiled.
 

mcdj

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Only Jony Ive knows for sure. We can guess, based on a calendar. But what stopped Steve and Jony from fantasizing about future iPhones, based on physical appearance alone? Jony's lab can 3D prototype any form. There was nothing to stop him from getting Steve's input on the physical "what ifs", disregarding technical capabilities, for the next 10 iPhones.
 

Atomic Walrus

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Tell us more about this zeton, good sir
Don't even worry about it, there's nothing else to know. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Steve Jobs secretly developed a phone-sized portal device capable of both spacial and inter-dimensional travel.

Now if you could all just look directly into the rear cameras of your phones... *flash*
 

DynamicSausage

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Steve died the day after the 4S announcement and didn't give up Apple too long before that so that's a definite. It would probably be uneducated to say that the iPhone 5 wasn't in the later stages of design and development too so he probably had a large influence over most of that phone too.

Beyond that it's hard to say. I mean, he'd probably mentioned what should be added to the 5S too, he may have even had a fair part in the design and features of the 6 series too, maybe even the 7 series had a few pencilled bullet points but I think that's probably stretching it a bit far.

Rumour has it that the Watch was an early project while he was there and that was only released earlier this year. I think the thing is with tech, even if the parts aren't around, you can vaguely plan when incorporating them will be feasible, predicting when the market will want it is the hard part.
 

recoil80

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I guess SJ knew about the iPhone 6, of course he didn't see the final product and didn't know exactly the screen size 4.7 and 5.5 but Apple had considered larger iPhones for years so Jobs was involved in some ways. Maybe he wasn't enthusiast about a large phone, but he knew the market was going in that direction
I'm pretty sure he knew about the Watch, maybe in 2011 the user interface was at a very early stage of development and the design was different but it takes years to develop a new kind of device so in 2011 they were already working on that.
I'm also sure he was aware of Apple Pay, although he didn't know at the time when it would be ready for launch.
 

mattopotamus

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Rumors is he was involved with Project Zeton.

Will see some of that in the iPhone 7 if the rumors are true.
Project Zeton?
Tell us more about this zeton, good sir
Don't even worry about it, there's nothing else to know. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Steve Jobs secretly developed a phone-sized portal device capable of both spacial and inter-dimensional travel.

Now if you could all just look directly into the rear cameras of your phones... *flash*
 
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