How Apple’s iPhone was born: Inside stories of missteps and triumphs

Apple’s iPhone debuted for sale on June 29, 2007 after months of building anticipation.

On the iPhone’s 10th birthday, former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie recount the arduous process of turning Steve Jobs’s vision into the best-selling product ever made.

To date, over one billion iPhones have been sold worldwide.

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MacDailyNews Take:

Every once and awhile, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. — Steve Jobs


  1. each interviewee has “former” before their name. these are the guys who made apple even bigger than ever. Something not right ten years later they are not with company. plus Steve is gone.

    Not good. And fans wonder why their lineups seem to have stalled

    1. It’s important Apple stay young and focused. So many folks have attempted to solve problems, developed solutions, but those very bright folks who come at problems with no baggage, sometimes they are able to scale the wall in ways the older guys never dreamed.

      Different tools, different ways to put them together and use them, this is where turnover pays off big time.

      1. Or due to lack of experience the remove basic infrastructure and totally mess things up. Apple is attempting to prove the The infinite monkey theorem. Though as many low end engineers at the problem as you can rather than a hand full of the best ones.

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