Monday, October 10, 2011

Steve Jobs left plans for more Apple products

Even in his last days Steve Jobs was thinking of the future.

The Apple genius stockpiled fours years worth of blueprints for fresh products to ensure his company's success, according to reports.

Despite his illness, Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of Apple who died last week at the age of 56, had been masterminding updated versions of the iPod, iPad, iPhone and MacBooks, and overseeing the development of the delayed iCloud project, which will allow Apple users to store music, photos and other documents remotely, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Carl Howe, director of Yankee Group's Consumer Research group, said he's not surprised that Jobs was at work on future Apple products, noting that the design registration for the iPad was completed in 2004 but not introduced to the marketplace until last year.

"It's not like these guys plan only a quarter or two in advance," he said. "Jobs anticipated new products years ahead."

Just days after Jobs' death, AT&T Inc. said it received more than 200,000 preorders for the iPhone 4S, marking the company's most successful debut yet for an Apple device. Verizon and Sprint Nextel Corp., which also provide service for the phone, have yet to disclose preorder sales.

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