Apple’s success is hugely attributed to the zeal and visions of one man, Steve Jobs. Jobs is the kind of a person who believed in not just focusing on a product’s functionality but also its overall outlook. He advocated for quality and that included making it as beautiful as possible.
With the help of his partner Steve Wozniak, the two Steve’s began the Cupertino-based company which would soon grow to dominate the world technology firm. At one time in history, Steve Jobs was locked out of his own company by the same Board members he had brought in. The move was triggered by their fears that he was overspending resources on Project Lisa, an ambitious project to redesign the household computer. Steve disgracefully left but remained a close companion of the company as its consultant. Years later he would reemerge and once again picked up from where he left – this time round working on the Macintosh. We all know what his results were.
But his biggest breakthrough, many argue, came in 2007 when he announced the iPhone. He wasn’t the sole developer as he had worked with other team members including Greg Christie, Michael Matas, Scott Forstall, Marcel Van Os, Nitin Ganatra and Freddy Anzures.
The first iPhone announced on January 9, 2007 received substantial media attention and on June 29, 2007, Apple released the very first iPhone. Through its Safari engine, iPhone was made to support third-party applications. Third parties would be able to create Web 2.0 applications, which users could access via the internet.
Years down the line, different iPhone versions have been launched – some proving to be hugely successful while others not as big as anticipated. One such disappointment was last year’s iPhone 7 that saw Apple have its least iPhone sales so far. That isn’t a good sign particularly now that they are gearing towards celebrating their first iPhone Anniversary. To cool down the waters, it is expected that the yet-to-be launched iPhone 8 will perfectly compensate the declining iPhone 7 sales. But will it?
The answer to this question depends on what ideas they’ll put in the device. Steve would have had his own, considering his ever innovative mind. He probably would have borrowed the emerging technology by other firms to make iPhone 8 the talk of every household. But already is a bigger conversions dominator, months before it’s even launched. That can be much attributed to the fact the legendary Steve believed in team work. Even after his death on October 5, 2011, the same iPhone team remained, with some reinforcements of course. Steve may no longer be here but his spirit to have the best iPhone in the market still holds Apple firmly together. His advocacy for openness in designing the iPhone lives on and will surely be reflected in the upcoming iPhone 8.
To answer your question on the iPhone 8 Steve Jobs would have wanted, well, he probably would have pushed for a device that is attractive and makes use of the latest technology in the market. Among the most promising technologies include using your eyes to unlock the iPhone, better water resistance capability and advanced wireless charging.