Steve Jobs' Vision to Extend to Next iPhone

With the death of Steve Jobs, a number of observers have addressed concerns over the future of Apple by noting that the company's roadmap is almost certainly already set for the next several years, and Jobs would obviously have played a key role in setting those plans in motion.

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Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone 4 (Source: Matthew Yohe)

And while it should not come as a surprise, Jobs is said to have been playing a key role directing development of not only the iPhone 4S set to debut next week, but also the next-generation iPhone. Word of Jobs' involvement comes from Masayoshi Son, president of Japanese carrier Softbank, who noted to Reuters that "even after [Jobs'] death the work that he spearheaded will come out to the world".

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Top Rated Comments

Leeartlee Avatar
165 months ago
So what's the implication here? Once the product development cycle for which Jobs was involved has passed, Apple is going to start producing crap? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Apple the company it is today because Jobs hired the best and groomed them to create stunning consumer products?
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ramuman Avatar
165 months ago
Apple is REALLY going to suck now. Tim Cook walks and talks like every other high-tech CEO. We're screwed...

In fairness to Cook/Forstall/Schiller...they clearly knew Jobs was about to die at any moment when they announced the 4S.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SOLLERBOY Avatar
165 months ago
I'm sadder today than yesterday... Woke up crying...

It's a very sad day but we should be celebrating his life as well as mourning his death.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Beatbeckham Avatar
165 months ago
RIP Steve :( The world will not be the same without you. It feels like I've lost someone in my family. I'm seriously buying a iPhone 4S (4 Steve).
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dethmaShine Avatar
165 months ago
For one day, can we please shut up about at least the rumours and mourn the death of such a legend?

Sorry, but I'm as sad as I was last night.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
born4sky Avatar
165 months ago
Apple is REALLY going to suck now. Tim Cook walks and talks like every other high-tech CEO. We're screwed...

Tim Cook is great... here is a CEO at Apple for a reason... if you can do it better, DO IT!!! Otherwise stop whining...
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)