We may never know how close we really came to seeing a brand new and revolutionary iPhone 5 make and appearance during 2011, but according to the latest industry reports we may have been just months, even weeks away from something huge. Indeed, if the new insights are to be believed, a thinner, sleeker and larger-screened iPhone 5 release date was due for imminent confirmation, before being pulled by Steve Jobs himself.
According to the reports, while the device as a whole was of nothing less than Titanic significance, Jobs was unhappy with the way in which the larger screen ‘fragmented’ the iOS experience/lineup. Needless to say, the prospect of leaving the public without an new iPhone release for another 12 months would have been truly unforgivable in the eyes of millions, therefore the iPhone 4S was quickly brought in to fill the gap.
Of course, this has largely been the suggestion ever since the 4S came about, as the device seems to feature a few of the adornments expected on the iPhone 5, though is essentially nothing more than modestly evolved iPhone 4. Still, the 4S has become a truly runaway success story, buying Apple all the time they could possibly need to plan their next move to perfection.
As it stands, the iPhone 5 may be the first big decisive move to come from Apple in the Tim Cook era and could signal both the direction the company is to take in the future and even its level of overall success.
No pressure there then…