Bloomberg Joins In: Says Steve Jobs ‘Worked Closely’ On Designing ‘The New iPhone’ (With Larger Display)

Bloomberg Joins In: Says Steve Jobs ‘Worked Closely’ On Designing ‘The New iPhone’ (With Larger Display)


Following in the footsteps of both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Bloomberg ends what has been a rather busy week in terms of rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone by noting that Steve Jobs himself was said to have ‘worked closely’ on an iPhone which carries a larger display.

iPhone 4S (right), next to what is expected of Apple’s next-generation iPhone (left)

Backing up previous claims that the Californian company is said to have already “placed orders from suppliers in Asia for screens that are bigger than the 3.5-inch size now on the smartphone,” Bloomberg reports that one of the people – (presumably “familiar with this order”) – hinted that it is believed that Jobs himself had “worked closely on the redesigned [smart]phone before his death [last] October.”

Apple has been working on the new device since before the current iPhone 4S model was introduced last October, said one person with knowledge of the project. Jobs, who had gone on medical leave from Apple starting last January, played a key role in developing the phone, this person said.

Bloomberg is a well-respected publication, and it joins two more equally respected online publications in the last week to have outed reports which back up that the next-generation iPhone may have a display larger than that of 3.5-inches.

Perhaps this thing really is happening, after all?