The launch of the iPhone 4S came with the sad news of Steve Jobs passing, but the device has proved to be highly sought after if early take up of the device is anything to go by. Many consumers were waiting for an all new device, and now there are reports that Steve Jobs was responsible for next iPhone model to come next year.
According to a report on Cnet an analyst is claiming that the iPhone 4S was not Jobs last big project. The next model that could well be called the iPhone 5 was reportedly the great mans last project he had a major say in. Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, feels the handset will become even more successful because of the link with Steve Jobs.
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It is claimed to have a slimmer form factor and larger screen, but with the same overall dimensions to the current model. We have heard such rumors before concerning a redesigned iPhone that didn’t materialize, but reports have claimed before an all new iPhone was delayed until LTE technology is ready for the device.
Another source is also claiming that the next iPhone will have a complete redesign, and that Steve Jobs spent a great deal of time with it. The iPhone 4S saw all its changes on the inside and with the software, and has similar technology to the iPad 2. It has the same processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and memory capacity among other things.
The source is also claiming the company will launch the handset during the summer of next year at the WWDC event, which used to be the normal time of year for a new iPhone. If it is indeed true and Jobs had a big say in the rumored device, it will further add to the appeal of the handset.