Steve Jobs Designed the iPhone 5
Apple CEO involved 'from concept to final design': analyst
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2011 1:35 PM CDT
iPhone 4 hard case cover with portrait of Steve Jobs are on sale on October 9, 2011 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – While pancreatic cancer was slowly killing him, Steve Jobs dedicated his final months to a new project: the iPhone 5. The next-generation phone "was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design," a financial analyst wrote in a report acquired by CNET. The analyst predicts a slimmer phone, bigger screen size, 4G capability, and the same overall proportions as the 4S.

Another source says the phone will boast a brand-new design. "This is a very large project that Steve dedicated all of his time to," the source says. "He was not that involved in the 4S because his time was limited." The next-gen device will be a "cult classic" due to Jobs' involvement, the financial analyst predicted—and should be released around the Apple's Developer's Conference next summer. (Click through to see another Steve Jobs creation: the short-turtleneck-and-jeans look.)