New iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone: Internal Competition

Apple has come a long way from humble beginnings, back when the company produced just four main products. In those days Steve Jobs was proud to say that his A-Team of designers and engineers had a hand in every product line. While this may have been the case back in the late nineties, I’m sure that with the huge range of products now, this can no longer be viable.

Beatweek shares the same opinion saying that with the increased Mac line and an ever expanding iPhone range not to mention the vast iPod army, it cannot be possible for the “A-Team” to be working on every product that is rolled out.

It has been said that while the main design, look and feel of Apple’s latest evolutions is no doubt overseen by Jonathan Ive, the similarities in styling suggest that the likes of the iPhone 4 and iPad have come out of the same room.

However, with Apples latest venture into iPad 2 and iPhone 5, the A-Team would possibly be split between Jobs and Ive. As both products are due for release at separate times during 2011, (iPad 2 in Spring and iPhone 5 in Summer), Apple corporation’s chief design and engineering team should be able to have a hand in key elements of both products at relevant points of the process. Or that is the theory.

What remains to be seen, is that when finally released, will we be able to work out which of Apple’s devices has had the majority of A-Team input, if any input at all? Give us your opinions on Apples internal production competition and how you think it would work best.