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10 years of iPhone: Former executives and journalists talk behind the scenes of creating the device

Here in Brazil, those who look around see several Android phones, with different sizes and prices (mainly), and can realize that even those with superb low income already have a smartphone has almost become a matter of survival. Look at service ads, small businesses or even believe me, I've seen bus service: everywhere we see a mobile number called “WhatsApp” or “Zap” and even “ZapZap” (here, our Brazilianism) speaking louder). That is, to have this application installed, the phone needs a certain (albeit very basic) specification.

This is one of several cases which show that phones with touchscreens have far exceeded the niche barrier. A market that previously interested in geeks And technology aficionados are now in the hands of anyone from children to the elderly. If you ask about the origin of smartphones with touch screen, many may not even know that everything started to become popular with the iPhone and its large (yes, at the time 3.5 ″ were considered quite a mobile) capacitive screen; But it does not deserve to anyone who does not know, it is part. Incidentally, it is even more incredible that this phenomenon happens, as it only demonstrates how important it has been to the world, as all other phone manufacturers have taken advantage of it and made this technology the standard we have seen today.

iPhone 10 years videos

With the iPhone's 10th anniversary, several vehicles are “hiring” former executives and employees working at Apple at that time to share their experiences with the product that has truly revolutionized the world.

A short 10-minute documentary published by The Wall Street Journal, was attended by former Apple Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie to briefly tell some stories about the creation and development of the iPhone.

iPhone 10 years videos

Fadell, considered “the Father of the iPod,” told that story that Steve Jobs wanted a smartphone and at first considered it something like the company's music device (since phones were the biggest threat to the existence of iPods) . But as a cell phone with a Click wheel would make it look like those old phones with rotary keys, they dismissed the idea.

To try to solve this, Jobs would have taken him to a room with something very special:

Steve said, "Come here, I need to show you something." Then he led me into a room that basically had a demo the size of a ping pong table with a projector that designed a Mac interface. And you could use your entire hand, you could touch different things on it, like a big Mac.

And he said, "I think this will solve our problem."

Forstall, the former iOS head, Forstall told of Jobs's great pressure to have a good user interface, basically if they couldn't create something in two weeks, the CEO would give the project to another team.

He also cited the keyboard, which was pretty bad even after everything was going well, a year before the phone was released. At first they had even thought of a QWERTY keyboard, but it didn't work so well. So Forstall "paused" all the activities of the system engineers so that everyone focused only on creating a functional keyboard.

iPhone 10 years videos

Among many ideas (and crazy things like difficult gestures to learn), an engineer brought up the same QWERTY keyboard idea they had before, but this time it was fully functional. The engineer explained that he used artificial intelligence technologies to “predict” what the user would type next; if one typed "T", it would be quite predictable that the letter "H" would come later, so the "typing area" around that letter would widen, making it faster and more practical.

Christie, Apple's former vice president of human interfaces, recalled Jobs's reaction when he saw the final idea presented after the team's two weeks of hard work in 2005.

The first time he saw it, it was completely silent, he said nothing. He said nothing, made no gesture, asked no questions. So he sat back and said, “Show him to me again.” And then we went through the whole process again and Steve was quite impressed throughout the demonstration. It was a great job.

Our reward for doing a great job on that show was, you know, killing us in the next two and a half years.

Check out the full video in English below:

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After Jobs announced such an amazing phone, only four people were chosen to test the iPhone firsthand: Steven levy, gives Newsweek; Ed baig, of USA TODAY; Walt mossbergwhich was from Wall street journal at the time; and David Poguewhich was from New York Times.

To celebrate the device's birthday, Pogue is now on Yahoo Finance He interviewed the other three figures, who addressed topics such as the impact of the iPhone these days and, like Jobs himself, explained how no one predicted that success would remain. They also talked about iPhones sales falling and how people no longer talk Gadgetsbut of "fields" such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and more.

Check out the video interview below:

THE CBS News He also paid tribute to the iPhone, with an article showing reports of the time of the iPhone's release and some other footage of Pogue's interview with the three journalists. In addition, Pogue talked to one of the engineers behind some iOS animations:

Part of what made the iPhone a success was that the objects in this touchscreen world had their own physics. Can you thank the Bas ording for some of them, like the way the lists get boost when you pull them, or how they jump a little when they reach the end.

"And now, a billion people are using your idea," said Pogue.

“A billiard? That's a lot! ”Ording laughed.

“Anyone at the time on this team had any idea how big that would be?”

“Oh no, not at all. I sure didn't have one.

Check out the article below:

Next Thursday, June 29, the iPhone completes 10 years of its arrival on the market. Therefore, we will certainly see several other stories related to the apparatus that revolutionized the world. 📱🎉

via MacStories, MacRumors