Would Steve Jobs have allowed two iPhone sizes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Raftysworld, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
    While reading the reviews, I got to thinking - Steve was all about simplicity. Tell the customer what he/she wants, because they just don't know it yet. Don't overwhelm them with choices and options. Anyone think that Steve would never have allowed a product release like this? Don't get me wrong, I like the options, but it just seems so unlike Apple and Steve.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Why wouldn't he? Apple already made different size notebooks, so the idea of designing a variety of products to meet different people's needs has always been a part of Apple's business model. There have been different sizes of MacBook Pros, iPods and iPads, so why not iPhones? I don't see having two phone size choices as "overwhelming".
  3. Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
    Holy crap finally. Im impressed. This place lasted this long without a "what would steve have done" post.

  4. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    Dude, there's been a hundred posts asking that already.
  5. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    As politely as I can say it.

    This is NOT Steve Jobs' company anymore. It doesn't matter AT ALL what he would approve at this point.

    Like TC said, his DNA will always be there. That was TC's polite way of saying, "It's all mine but I will throw a bone to all the Jobs lovers and loyalists.".

    Please stop with these theoretical "Would Jobs want this" threads.
  6. syclick macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2009
    Why worry about what Steve Jobs would have done? Isn't that exactly what he didn't want the company to do?
  7. ziggo macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2008
    Steve Jobs is gone. We're in the Tim Cook/Johnny Ive/Phil Schiller era now. It's time we ALL move on from what we "think" Jobs would have "allowed"
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    So true! People aren't asking if Henry Ford would have approved the current models being offered by Ford Motor Company. Back in Henry's day, you could have a car in any color you wanted... as long as it was black!

    Times change. Companies change. Products change. Market demands change. People should get with the program and stop worrying what someone else would think. Pick the product that meets your needs, no matter what company makes it, and don't worry about what anyone else thinks. It doesn't matter at all.
  9. tonyy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2011
    If Steve was here, I could see 2 different sizes being released. But I know for damn sure he wouldn't have allowed a protruding camera for the sake of thinness.
  10. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    Im just looking forward to next year's Dre Phone.
  11. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    Short answer: yes.

    There are two or more sizes of pretty much everything Apple sells.

    I imagine it would have been something like "people kept telling Steve that the customers wanted it, and at some meeting he said, **** you guys, go ahead, do whatever you want. And then a week later he was convinced it was his idea and the best idea ever."

    Anyway, I really like that Jobs once told Tim Cook "don't ever wonder what I would have done. Just do what's right."
  12. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Apple has moved on. Jobs has been dead for 3 years. His vision is now the past. If Apple clings on to the "what would Steve do" mantra, it will become just like Jobs, DEAD.
  13. TJ82 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    It's really Ive that scored for Apple anyway, that's why Jobs loved him so much. Jobs knew Ive's iPod design would see out many of their product ranges 10 to 20 years into the future. Nearly everything they brought out just had to be a form factor of it.

    And Ive, well. As a design student, you can see where he got his ideas and design philosophy from (Dieter Rams, 1960s).


    I've and co. can keep this thing going for a while longer. But we won't see any big innovation in design until Ive is gone and the next 'genius' in design steps in.

    That could 10 years from now. Jobs was brilliant, but Ive is there and together with Tim they will keep it going the way Jobs wanted.
  14. realeric, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    realeric macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    Yes. Steve was a designer and idealist but he was also a CEO of a company. . However, 4.7" would become a flagship model with OIS and more RAM. He would never allow the thick antenna band. The protruding camera lens is a different story because of technical limitation. Price of the two models would be the sam; $199 for 16GB. I guess he would use a model name only, iPhone 6. :rolleyes:
  15. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    You must not have been looking very hard.
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    As much as I admire Steve, he is dead. We and Apple will move on. I see no harm in giving people the choice of two different size phones.

    I remember all the complaints when the 5 rumors were coming out and people swore they would never buy an iPhone if it had a larger screen!

    Times have changed and now they can't keep enough of the Plus size units in stock!
  17. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Steve allowed two different size MacBooks.

    I'm not sure about 2 different sizes but he might have made a bigger iPhone.

    Maybe like from 3.5" to 4.5".
  18. herdinoh macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    He is dead.

    Admit it. He is dead. Who cares what he thinks.
  19. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Whether he would hVe allowed it is irrelevant now because the guy is no longer here. Apple are surely grateful for his vision and input but Steve died before larger screen phones started to dominate. The market has changed and Cook and co need to do what is right for current and future business, not worry about what a dead ex colleague would or may have thought. Life goes on.
  20. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    We know two things about this. One, we don't know what Steve may have allowed at this juncture. Two, it doesn't matter.
  21. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Steve is dead mate so nobody knows what he would have allowed
  22. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    let's see..

    different sized iPods
    different sized Macbook
    different sized iMacs
    different sized iPads....
  23. Enabledobject macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2014
  24. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006

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