Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone!
The iPhone was announced on January 9, 2007, in one of Steve Jobs’ many dazzling demos. It shipped on June 29. Apple sold a million of them in three months, and over a billion to date.
This year, CHM’s curatorial team is taking a comprehensive look at the evolution of the iPhone with the iPhone 360 project. The main techniques are oral histories, collecting software, documents, objects and more, and both public and private events. The team represents an internal collaboration between the Exponential Center, whose director Marguerite Gong Hancock is coordinating the overall effort, Hansen Hsu and David Brock of the Center for Software History, historian John Markoff, senior curator Dag Spicer, and myself of the Internet History Program. So together let’s wish the iPhone a very happy 10th birthday! In the words of the late Steve Jobs, “it’s magic.”READ MORE
Eat, Drink & Be Techie
Kick Off Your Weekend with Friday Nights @CHM
Friday Nights @CHM is offering you a whole new way to experience the Computer History Museum this summer. From 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy rotating food trucks, CHM exhibits, live music, interactive programming, film screenings, and much more!
Creating Magic: A Conversation with Original iPhone Engineers & Software Team Lead Scott Forstall
On Tuesday, June 20, iPhone developers Scott Forstall, Nitin Ganatra, Scott Herz, and Hugo Fiennes discussed the secret Apple project, which in the past decade has remade the computer industry, changed the business landscape, and become a tool in the hands of more than a billion people around the world.
Fellow Award Nominations
Accepting 2018 Fellow Award nominations through August 30, 2017
For three decades, the Fellow Awards at CHM have honored distinguished individuals and pioneering teams whose contributions have forever transformed our world. Submit your nomination today!
Tour Revolution Anytime, Anywhere!
Enhance your experience of our signature exhibition with the official audio tour
Narrated by NPR correspondent Laura Sydell, this tour features insider stories from CHM staff and volunteers, voices of computer pioneers such as Gordon Moore and Ed Catmull, historical images, and beautiful photographs of computing artifacts.