Apple’s iconic leader has overseen the development of iCloud, as well as updated versions of the iPod, iPad, iPhone and MacBooks ensuring at least four years’ worth of exciting new products for Apple, a report says.
According to the Daily Mail
Apple sources, Steve Jobs has left a valuable legacy behind him - blueprints for new products that should ensure Apple continues to amaze four years from now, even without its iconic chief at the helm.
Carl Howe, director of Yankee Group’s Consumer Research group, said he’s not surprised at all by Jobs’ approach.According to
the Boston Herald
, Howe said that the design registration for the iPad was completed in 2004. The first Apple tablet came to light just last year.
“It’s not like these guys plan only a quarter or two in advance,” he said. “Jobs anticipated new products years ahead.”
“This shows the power of the Apple brand and delivering what consumers want,” he added. “If you built up the brand, consumers get to build trust and they buy your products.”
Apple this year was expected to launch the fifth-generation iPhone. While the iPhone 4S does count as the fifth iPhone released by Apple (since 3GS is counted as the third), some believe it doesn’t deserve the 5.0 moniker.
Apple didn’t, either. That’s why they named it iPhone 4S. But come 2012, the company will launch the full-fledged Steve Jobs-approved iPhone 5, the report suggests. New iPods, Macs and iPads are also on the way bearing Steve Jobs’ mark.
This year’s iPhone launch was conducted by Tim Cook, Apple’s former Chief Operating Officer.
Cook filled in for Jobs on his several medical leaves, to eventually earn his CEO spot as Jobs had resigned in August. Less than two weeks later, Jobs had passed away.