Stories about the announcement of the first iPhone What is not lacking. With this beauties ten year anniversary, we already remember this week some reactions that appeared in the media, reports of Phil Schiller and even a prototype of the device with a Click wheel Virtual courtesy of Sonny Dickson.
Well, even in this very vibeDickson published more images and a video with a second prototype. According to him, P1 would be the prototype advocated by Tony Fadell (better known as "The Father of iPod"), with an operating system similar to that of iPod! The other, P2, would be the prototype created by Scott Forstall (who had worked with Steve Jobs since they were still at NeXT).
P-series appliances are the first step of any product. They are the first stage of real prototyping, almost never leave Apple, and are the hardest devices to find. () These iPhones, because they are prototypes, have unfinished plastic screens, corners and Home buttons and generally do not work the same way as the entire project.
Although both had the “Acorn OS” system, Fadell's prototype was faster because it demanded less from the device; Forstall's was "the first really touch-sensitive phone concept." And, as we already know, Fadell's concept was soon discarded. He himself told in an interview he gave to the BBCsaying, “We were turning it into a 1960s dial phone. We thought‘ That doesn't work! It's very hard to use. '”
In the same interview, he recalls how Jobs presented the project's first intent to him, which was curiously a large touchscreen Mac.
They were working on it in secret. It was the size of a ping pong table. Steve showed me and said, "I want to take this and put it on an iPod."
Fadell also reports that there were many people working on the “secret project” so they could launch on time. He says Jobs threatened to fire anyone who opened his mouth to talk about the iPhone. So imagine you're the panic that Fadell must not have been when he thought he had lost a prototype on the plane! He tells the story in the interview, saying that he “sweated” until, to his relief, he found him between the seats. 😓
In addition to these stories, he also said that there was a debate about the device working or not with a stylus. As we know, Jobs didn't want that, but Fadell said he worked nonetheless on a concept that accepted the pen; he jokes: “Behind the scenes, we did it without your knowledge. He would have ripped my head off. ”
The entire interview can be read at this link.
(via 9to5Mac: 1, 2)