Apple has claimed that the next two iPhone models it will launch were designed by the late Steve Jobs, former CEO and co-founder of the company.

Apple has claimed that the next two iPhone models it will launch were designed by the late Steve Jobs, former CEO and co-founder of the company.

 
Jobs passed away in October 2011 from a rare form of pancreatic cancer, but Michael Foulkes, head of government liaison at Apple, is reported as stating that Jobs had already finalised designs for two more iPhones before his death.
 
Foulkes' comments were made in a conversation with George Gascón, District Attorney for San Francisco, according to The Telegraph.
 
Given the long development time needed for smartphones, many of Jobs' last plans will only now be entering production. His ideas are likely to be central to the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6.
 
 
Some of the potential elements of these designs have been revealed in recently published patents, which include a wrap around display and a system that turns a dropped iPhone so that it lands safely.
 
The success of Apple is largely attributed to Jobs, making his passing a double blow for the company. His final designs could help Apple keep and grow its large customer base, but Apple will also need to respond to features and designs by rivals like Samsung if it hopes to stay competitive.
 
Source: The Telegraph
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