What was the last iPhone Steve Jobs worked on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Zune55, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Zune55 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    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.
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    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.
  3. Zune55 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    okay so iPhone 6 was his idea as well right?
  4. eyoungren, Oct 5, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I think certain concepts were. Not the actual design.
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    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.
  6. Zune55 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    okay thanks
  7. Zune55 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    Thanks for the reply
  8. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    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.
  9. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2012
    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.
  10. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2014
    Rumors is he was involved with Project Zeton.

    Will see some of that in the iPhone 7 if the rumors are true.
  11. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    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.
  12. MF878 macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Project Zeton?
  13. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2015
    Stratford, CT
    I used to think it was the 4S, but from what I've read lately it sounds like the 5 or maybe even the 5S.
  14. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    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.
  15. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Tell us more about this zeton, good sir
  16. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2012
    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*
  17. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2015
    Leicestershire, UK
    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.
  18. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    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.
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012

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