Steve Jobs Was “Closely” Involved In iPhone 5 Design According To Bloombeg.

It was reported that Steve Jobs was working right up until his death, with many speculating on the next generation iPhone. This has been confirmed by Bloomberg today, and I have to appreciate the guy’s determination.

The Verge:

The next iPhone will have a larger screen than the 3.5-inch form factor that has characterized Apple’s smartphone through all five of its iterations so far – that’s what  The Wall Street Journal  told us two days ago,  Reuters  affirmed yesterday, and  Bloomberg  is reiterating today. An extra bit of information coming out of  Bloomberg, however, is that Apple’s former CEO, Steve Jobs, “had worked closely on the redesigned phone before his death in October.”

Back in 2010, Jobs famously criticized the move to larger form factors, opining that  “no one’s going to buy” a big phone, though the overwhelming trend since then – particularly in Apple’s home market of the United States – has been toward ever-larger devices. Today’s revelation would suggest that Apple’s reconsideration of the iPhone’s size wasn’t a post-Jobs epiphany and that the company’s longtime leader had himself seen the value in enlarging the handset to better compete in an evolving smartphone market.

I am excite about this! I like my iPhone 4. Unfortunately, it is fucked. Cracked screen. Broken lock button. Withering home button. In fact just today I brought it to the Cult Headquarters because I thought it was under warranty. Eh-eh. No sir. So I’m eagerly awaiting this iPhone 5. If only to have a functioning phone.