Artifact Details

Title

Putting your finger on it: creating the iPhone

Catalog Number

102738283

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-06-20

Participants

Fiennes, Hugo, Interviewee
Forstall, Scott, Interviewee
Ganatra, Nitin, Interviewee
Herz, Scott, Interviewee
Markoff, John, Moderator

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

During 2006, the year before the iPhone was introduced, it seemed that innovation in mobile devices was beginning to slip away from Silicon Valley. Wireless computing was advancing more quickly in Europe than it was in the United States. That all changed abruptly when Steve Jobs stepped onstage at Moscone Center in San Francisco and asserted he was introducing “three revolutionary products” in one package—the iPhone.

How did iPhone come to be? On June 20, four members of the original development team will discuss 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.

Part 1: Original iPhone Engineers Nitin Ganatra, Scott Herz, and Hugo Fiennes in Conversation with John Markoff

Part 2: Original iPhone Software Team Leader Scott Forstall in Conversation with John Markoff

Category

Interview

Collection Title

Exponential Center

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8247.2017