What exactly is “Apple?” The company is changing dramatically, and Bryan and Jeff explore where Apple might be going. They also talk about home automation, and how we are in the Wild West days of this future technology.
As part of the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary this month, The Wall Street Journal has published a short video which looks at how this revolutionary device came to be. How the iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories of Missteps and Triumphs features interviews with three Apple employees key to the device’s development: Tony Fadell, Greg Christie, and Scott Forstall. Topics include how Apple originally envisioned the iPhone, the range of initial prototype designs, and what it was like to work under pressure from Steve Jobs.
Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to discuss Scott Forstall’s fireside chat at the Computer History Museum last night and how it would be nice to see someone with his charisma on stage at Apple events.
The fireside chat was about much more than design choices, compromises, and secrecy.
This event has some interesting timing in that there’s a new book alleging Phil Schiller wanted a physical keyboard on the iPhone. Mr. Schiller denies that claim and Scott Forstall might clear it up