“In our special report today we present you with a fascinating account of one of Steve Jobs’ secret meeting that involved creating the iPhone and how the iPod Phone almost came to be,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“It was much closer to reality than any us could have ever imagined at the time,” Purcher reports. “We also discuss how a ‘breakthrough’ feature was allegedly copied in the Android UI and what Steve Jobs thought of Google’s alleged rip-off of Apple’s iOS.”

Purcher reports, “At the end of the day, we see that until the multi-touch P2 team proved itself the winner over the P1 team’s approach to the future iPhone, there was a very real chance that the iPod styled iPhone could have won the day. Apple’s success with such an iPhone wouldn’t have gained them the explosive growth that they enjoy today nor the fruit that came afterwards in the form of the iPod Touch and iPad.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]