“SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son recounted how he scored the deal to become the iPhone’s exclusive carrier in Japan in a television interview with Charlie Rose that aired this week,” Milian reports. “Two years before Apple had officially acknowledged the iPhone’s existence, Son called Jobs and arranged for a meeting. Son showed up with a rough sketch of what he thought an Apple phone should look like.”
Milian reports, “‘I brought my little drawing of an iPod with mobile capabilities. I gave him my drawing, and Steve says, ‘Masa, don’t give me your drawing. I have my own,” Son recalled during the ‘Charlie Rose’ interview. ‘I said, ‘Well, I don’t need to give you my dirty paper, but once you have your own product, give me for Japan.’ And he said, ‘Masa, you are crazy.””
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[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]