Apple’s Original iPhone: A Behind-the-Scenes Story

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The New York Times has published an amazingly detailed behind-the-scenes story of how Apple created the original iPhone. It includes tidbits from many of the engineers who worked on the project, and it has a wealth of information that was new to me. The story is based around the Macworld Expo (now Macworld/iWorld) keynote demo in January of 2007 when Steve Jobs introduced the device. It describes in fascinating detail things like the "Golden Path" of tasks you could perform without crashing the device, which was still in a very early stage of development. It describes how Apple kept everything secret, how decisions were made, and much more. Go and read it and let me know what you think. (Image made with help from Shutterstock)


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Best newspaper in the world, but we don’t see many articles like this from them: a fusion of tech and human achievement / frailty.  If you were going to write a ‘Steve Jobs’ screenplay, this is the kind of stuff that should be in it.


That’s a superb piece Bryan; so much detail. A real inside story of Apple.

I’m looking at my 4s with renewed amazement.

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