The upcoming iPhone 5S and affordable iPhone were planned under Steve Jobs, slips Apple's liaison officer
0. phoneArena 02 Apr 2013, 03:08 posted on
In the effort to convince the San Francisco DA how hard it is to design and develop a handset, let alone implement a kill switch in these late stages, Apple's liaison officer slipped and said that the next two iPhones have already been developed, and they even "preceded Tim Cook"...
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1. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
i hope they would change their design, mostly the UI
make it more alive and worth buying
20. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I agree, with android smartphones going for as little as $30, it's so damn affordable.
9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
They can't change the design and the UI. Cuz this is their "SIGNATURE", which is boring and ugly. But, I agree with you. Make it more alive and worth buying. :)
14. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
i bet poor apple will steal a lot of android features!
2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
if this is true so then jOBS was one of biggest hypocrites.
3. tedkord (Posts: 10683; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Apple are going to continue claiming this. They want people to believe the magic is still in there. Jobs was not in on the design of the 5, let alone the 5s.
16. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
The designs of the iPads have been in the making since the early 2000's I'm pretty sure the same goes for the iPhones
4. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
it looks very ugly this iphones in colors and cheap
5. wando77 (Posts: 814; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
Simply not true. Jobs said 3.5" is perfect so no way he would change it. And claiming that the next wave if phones is the work of Tim cook is a way of stopping people thinking he is useless for not making any changes to the UI yet.
6. boosook (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
LOL! So, for how many years will they say that their products were planned by Jobs to be accepted by the Apple herd?
12. TritonForceX (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Hmm, hard to tell. How many albums has Tupac released post-mortem?
7. bitlebron (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
'trash talk.. Apple should jus bring out somethin' interesting coz Android is definitely on it nw..
10. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)
As far recent image of Apple is considered, "Cheaper" and "Apple" don't go hand in hand...
Many people buy iPhone BECAUSE it is expensive and serves as a sort of status symbol...at least in my country...
11. poping (unregistered)
people didn't buy iphone because it's boring. a cheaper iphone would be, you guessed it, more boring...
how about replacing the os to android? maybe that would be a game changer...
13. TritonForceX (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
What they should've done is say the iPhone 5 was overseen by Tim Cook as part of his training to take over Apple. Maybe let the iPhone 5S be "designed" or "overseen" by Tim too, and gave it the "New, Improved" moniker.
Then after stocks slip as they have, come out with iPhone 6, a design created by Steve Jobs but lost for years till it was mysteriously found. We'll call this phone, iPhone6 Classic.
Or, we could call it New and Improved Slurm, then Slurm classic, for all the Futurama fans, lol!
15. Aeires (unregistered)
Doesn't mean much. Ive could have been told no repeatedly by Jobs but now Tim is in charge, he gets what he wants.
17. jsjr76 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
All of the comments about the damn UI. Who cares! What's wrong with simple and unfailingly reliable? I will say however, and if this is what's intended by those who want to see a UI change is a drag down menu (for bluetooth, wifi, etc), my apologies. That WOULD be soooooooo nice (hint hint Apple), other than that, leave it alone. But part of the genius of the iPhone IS the simplicity. It's built with a fit and finish that's second to none. It's uber reliable and it's simple for those that are a little technologically challenged. Making it more customizable is a slow process with Apple, but the iPhone flat out works better than any Android tit for tat. For all you haters, there's probably a reason for that.
19. tedkord (Posts: 10683; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You should join the rest of us in 2013, where to of the line Android handsets run just as smoothly and in many cases better than the iPhone, while still being more functional and feature rich.
Or, stay in 2009 if you prefer.
21. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
tedkord, you stop drinking the kool-aid. The average android device goes for less than $150 and does not run androd 4.x.
The fact is the typical android device is a p.o.s. commodity device with a cheap 3.5" screen and 3.2 MP camers.
People buy android around the world because they are cheap devices. That is what android devices mean, i.e. the poor man's smartphone.
22. Aeires (unregistered)
Fourth paragraph proves everything you just wrote to be wrong. You need to get away from Walmart and stop looking at this through cheap eyes, it's the high end flagship devices area are dominating the landscape of Android.
Just because you bought a cheap Android phone doesn't mean the majority of people are like you.
18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
that iphone looks ugly