Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Steve Jobs wanted his iPhone to be an Android


It seems that it was yesterday when the first iPhone in history saw the light inexorably changing the future of the smartphone market to become what we see now. Although the Apple phone gave a lot to talk about its square shapes, the curious distribution of its buttons or its desktop full of apps, the history of the iPhone could have been very different from having listened to the first impulse of Steve Jobs , who Urged to put a back button right next to the home button or Home, in the Android style.
Can you imagine how the iPhone would have been with the front panel with a back button next to the Home? Neither do I, because it breaks Apple's unwritten philosophy of finding the simplest and most intuitive way to work with your device. But it is an exciting curiosity that we know thanks to Brian Merchant's book "The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone", which reveals numerous anecdotes around Apple.
Steve Jobs
According to Imran Chaydhri, an engineer who worked at Apple then, he believed that with a physical button was more than enough for everything , so you can imagine that the discussion with Jobs was quite tense:
** STEVE JOBS ** WANTED TO HAVE TWO BUTTONS, I HAD THE FEELING THAT A "BACK" BUTTON WAS NEEDED FOR NAVIGATION ... BUT I WON THE DISCUSSION.
And thank goodness he did. Ten years later we confirmed that not only is not necessary but that there is nothing in the smartphone market as the user experience of an iPhone . But hey, it does not end here: among other things, according to the book speculated that the original prototype of the iPhone contained a physical keyboard as if a Blackberry was and the person responsible for the idea is neither more nor less Which Phill Schiller, Apple's current vice president of marketing, has made a career in the company. Fortunately, this time Steve Jobs got his way .
Curiously, the party involved has denied this story in their Twitter account ... will it be a where I say, say Diego or should we take Merchant's work with tweezers?
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