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The untold story behind the creation of Apple’s first iPhone


In the wake of a second major Apple vs Samsung lawsuit in the U.S., Apple senior software engineer Greg Christie talked with The Wall Street Journal about the early days of the iPhone, revealing details that had not been shared with the world. After joining Apple in 1996 to work on the Newton, Christie said Scott Forstall drafted him into the iPhone team in late 2004. Called project “purple,” the device would be “a phone with an integrated music player, operated by touch screen.” Only things were not going so great for the “shockingly small” team that was secretly developing the device. In February 2005, Steve Jobs gave the team an ultimatum: two weeks to show progress with the operating system,

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