Invention of an Iconic Phone – Apple The iPhone


This is the original story bit surprising, about the design the original iPhone.

This was started with the personal grudge between Steve Jobs and a guy (exec.) or an acquaintance working in Microsoft exec.

Scott Forstall, who is leading Apple IOS software division, narrated the surprising story behind the company’s first touchscreen prototype, which ultimately leads to the first iPhone.

It was all started with this unnamed Microsoft exec, who was apparently the husband of a friend of Steve’s wife. Steve used to hate this guy a lot. Whenever Steve had an interaction with this unnamed guy, he would come back home, pissed off.


The way Microsoft guys were going with their new tablets with the stylus was making great news. This turned up Steve’s face to think of some new technology, and one day he came to office and said, “Let’s show them how it is really done.”

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Steve majorly criticized Microsoft technology; which was the resistive touch that required the stylus to perform any task, which was pretty common, with the capacitive touch multitouch display. As recalled by Forstall, what Steve said, “You don’t use a stylus… we’re born with ten styluses.”

Hence, by going with Steve’s long term vision regarding the technology, his team have created the prototype of a working multitouch display. Forstall said, even then, this technology would bring a revolution.

At this moment, Steve decided Apple should make a smartphone, he turned to that first tablet prototype and tasked his engineers with creating a phone-sized version.

“Steve then said to his team members, will it be possible to get this technology of capacitive touch with the multitouch display, shrink it down to get fit in your pocket?’ The team went back to the design team and they took it and they carved out a corner of it.”

“Steve saw it and said ‘put the tablet on hold, let’s build a phone.’ And that’s what the team did.”

And the rest, of course, is history: Apple’s most important product was born.


Original Source: Mashable