CNET eports that while the iPhone 4S is setting all kind of sales records, it isn’t Steve Jobs’ swan song.
Rodman & Renshaw sales analyst Ashok Kumar says Jobs’ last major product will in fact be called, ahem, iPhone 5.
Kumar says the 2012 iPhone 5 “was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design. For that reason…this product will establish the high water mark for iPhone volumes.”
And guess what he expects this phone to have? A larger screen, but the same dimensions of the iPhone 4S (now where have heard that before?) as well as 4G LTE support. Sound like “edge to edge” screen to you?
Another source quoted in the report says the 2012 iPhone is a complete redesign and was a big project that Jobs devoted all his time to, time that took away from his involvment with iPhone 4S.
Kumar’s research note says to expect the 2012 iPhone next summer. The question is will Verizon, Sprint and AT&T allow 4S upgraders a free upgrade as AT&T did with iPhone 4?