Steve Jobs worked closely on the 2012 iPhone with a larger screen, also dreamt of iCar and iYacht

Steve Jobs worked closely on the 2012 iPhone with a larger screen, also dreamt of iCar and iYacht
After WSJ and Reuters, now it's time for another business news juggernaut to chime in on the possible bigger screen of the next iPhone - Bloomberg. The New York Mayor's establishment got a confirmation by not one or two, but three sources on the bigger-than-3.5" screen matter.

Apple's co-founder and CEO has apparently worked on iPhone 6 up until his passing away in October of last year, and had a key role in developing it

Just like we wrote last year as far back as April, the next iPhone has been in the works way before the iPhone 4S was announced even, which explains why the rumors about the metal chassis, larger screen size and LTE connectivity were not at all what was unveiled with the iPhone 4 refresh - they were actually rumors about the work on the 2012 iPhone.

Mickey Drexler, CEO of J. Crew and an Apple board member, said in an interview that Steve Jobs was constantly looking to overhaul things he thought can be made better. Besides the Apple TV set, which is now pretty much a done deal, considering all the rumors swirling around on its existence and assembly preparations at Foxconn, Steve dreamt of branching outside the living room.

One of his biggest dreams was a car designed by Apple, but he also shared plans for fleshing out yachts, staircases, even the medical equipment that was next to his hospital bed - basically, everything he laid eyes on and thought "that's ugly". 

Mickey Drexler also said that he wouldn't want to be in Tim Cook's place: "The best job to have: Take over a company that's doing poorly. Never take over a company that's doing great. You know, I love Tim Cook, but I wouldn't want his job". Watch the interview with Apple's board member in the video below.

source: Bloomberg & PCMag


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36 Comments

1. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

gona be a ground breaking phone !

13. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

I think so!!!

21. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Leave the guy alone,already!!! He's in the iTomb.

29. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

That's not funny... Ok maybe a little. But I loved his quote at the end of the article. Nowhere to go but down. But ya never know with Apple.

2. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

they're using jobs again for their marketing scheme can't they let the guy rest in peace

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

when you think about it though, maybe Steve still wants this. lol If this is true, then the next iPhone will be great. (and will be considered) If this is false, --- I still hate Apple. (and I will continue laughing at le Sheep)

8. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

how do you know maybe this is not a marketing scheme at all maybe. steve jobs really dreamt of it. and last year i also had a hitch that since the design of the iphone is same when release, steve must have had some plans because he died 1 month after b he resigned as ceo and one moth is a long time

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Why can't they bring back Wozniak?

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

He doesn't want to come back

23. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Because Wozniak refused to be seduced by the Dark Side Of The Force.

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...seduced by the Dark Side Of The Force." LOL! :D

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I love Steve Jobs. In fact, he's one of my inspirations, but they need to let him rest. I understand that he's the "face" of Apple, but seriously, they have a new CEO: Tim Cook. Steve is gone, but not forgotten.

31. humandroid

Posts: 58; Member since: May 11, 2012

He inspires you? To do what, exactly? Be a complete insufferable d**k-hole to everyone you meet, steal peoples' ideas and pass them off as your own, talk down to your customer base and treat them like children, or charge 3x what a product is worth? Exactly which of those qualities do you most want to emulate? Great role model you picked btw. One of the worst human beings to ever infect the planet.

6. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

This is the obvious truth, the next iPhone will most likely have a bigger screen and LTE because at least one of the major carriers (Verizon) has made a requirement that all their phones they sell will be LTE by the end of the year. Furthermore, the bigger screen is obvious since it has been the same since its release. These are obvious things and not a "wow" thing.

7. fongy

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I think this is the worst kind of cynical PR BS - attempting to ride on his coat-tails for another couple of years... I'm sure they'll say he designed it all the way up to the iPhone 10... They're obviously scared that once SJ is forgotten people won't quite be a fanboy-esque... and interest will be lost...

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

So by 2013, we'll see non-job iPhone/iPad design.

10. topbabas

Posts: 6; Member since: May 15, 2012

I think iPhone 5 is going to break all the exceptions and can be a next hit from Apple ... www.topbabas.com

14. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

People forget that apple started this revolution , and they r still the industry leader. Apple knows what it's doing, the next iPhone will b huge. Apple takes the automaker approach, keep the body the same for a couple years, while working under the hood then release a new body style. It's an age old concept. This is y apple products hold their resale value so well, android which is a great no awesome platform devalues quickly, due to the fact that rite after the launch of a flagship device a max, or x version comes out making the former obsolete in a month. When u get an iPhone u know it'll b the top one for atleast a year, no iPhone 4S, then a month later iPhone 4SX or max. Too many releases too fast water down the devices. I hate waiting, but I understand, and like apples approach.

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"People forget that apple started this revolution..." What revolution?

17. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

smartphones, if it werent for apple android would look like a blackberry. android followed apple. at first they say the touchscreen will never replace the keypad and see what now galaxy nexus, full touchscreen not even a single button at sight

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yup completely agree

20. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

The cell phone revolution, who was doing big business in large screen all touch non physical keyboards devices before apple? Motorola was doing the startac they junked it Samsung was doing bb like devices sorry I can't think of the name, but they junked em. Htc Nokia all followed suit. I'm not saying iOS is better or worse than android cuz I absolutely love em both, and own both, but u gotta admit apple turned the industry on its ear in 07' with the OG iPhone.

25. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Not really a revolution, more like a race of who got there first. On Oracle vs Goodle trial, they did sayGoogle having another touchscreen smartphone proto-type other than the blackberry look-alike before the iPhone as launched. iPhone didn't set the pace of the touchscreen smartphones, they just got there first, which is completely different from a revolution. But yeah, to Topbabas, I'm really interested to see what iPhone will be like to the rest of the competition this year.

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Apple totally redefined how you interact with a smartphone. They had the first smartphone OS that was designed around touch. You and PA user are just haters

32. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Doesn't matter what google had on the drawing board, it matters what got into consumers hands first, and that was the iPhone. Thus apple not google defined this new era. We wouldn't even really hear from google in the phone sector til. 08' with the g1. Google should've pulled the trigger, cuz apples the company that's synonymous with touch screen devices even though grocery stores had em in the 80's in the form of cash registers. Guess google made those to huh?

11. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

OMG i dont want the closed eco of apple on a mobile phone let alone cars or yatch!!

33. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Then don't buy one. Look how simple that is.

15. dhruba

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

thats weird as he had a different theory and statement about phone display sizes.

18. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The iyacht,the yacht that would change everything again for yachting fans

24. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

More like the iYawn.

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