Steve Jobs not only made his mark on the iPhone 5, but has also left his fingerprints all over the iPhone 5S / iPhone 6, according to reports from the San Francisco Examiner.
Speaking this week a district attorney, one of Apple’s liaison officers apparently made the revelation that a further two iPhones were overseen by Steve Jobs prior to his death – not including the iPhone 4S which launched one day before his October passing. This would therefore suggest that along with the iPhone 5, the next iPhone to launch this year will also be one of Jobs’ projects – not to mention his last.
What makes the news so exciting for iPhone-addicts the world over is the way in which Jobs’ influence on the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 as his final project has prompted a resurgence of rumors suggesting that this year’s launch will in fact be the iPhone S – a direct dedication to Steve Jobs. Such chatter has been circulating practically since the day of his death, but at a time when Apple really needs to capture the attention of the world once again, the iPhone S could be the product to do it.
And then of course there’s the additional rumor that the next iPhone will be announced and unveiled at an event to commemorate and celebrate the day on which the first iPhone was released back in 2007 – June 27th having already been earmarked for something big.
Put all the pieces together therefore and it’s looking more and more promising that Apple might still have a few surprises up its sleeve and could potentially push an iPhone renaissance this year when the new-generation ushers in the iPhone S branding.
As far as specs and features are concerned, it will have to be something pretty show-stopping to both serve as a fitting tribute and reignite the spark with critics, but if there’s one innovator in recent history capable of doing exactly that, it was of course Steve Jobs.