iPhone Turns 10: Inside Story You Probably Don’t Know About First iPhone

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iPhone Turns 10: Inside Story You Probably Don’t Know About First iPhone
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Apple’s iPhone was released ten years ago on Monday. The iPhone has truly become a cult product, but there are many inside stories that made Apple’s smartphone “the iPhone” as we know it today. The BBC covered some of those stories, one of which is related to the elimination of the keyboard from the iPhone.

How Jobs made others agree to eliminate the keyboard

According to the BBC, there was a fiery debate at Apple about whether the iPhone should have a keyboard. According to Tony Fadell (also called the “Godfather of the iPod”), the fight raged on for months, and it was a very ugly situation.

Steve Jobs had his heart set on a touchscreen. He became so incensed with people not agreeing with his notions that he enforced a blunt policy. Fadell recalls Steve Jobs saying to pro-keyboarders that they cannot come back in the room until they agree with them.

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