Artifact Details

Title

Kocienda, Kenneth and Williamson, Richard oral history part 2

Catalog Number

102738582

Type

Text

Date

2017-11-13

Contributor

Hsu, Hansen, Interviewer
Kocienda, Kenneth, Interviewee
Weber, Marc, Interviewer
Williamson, Richard, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Montain View, CA

Extent

68 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Williamson and Kocienda continue the discussion of working on the first iPhone project, discussing the pressure and work-life balance, motivations driving the team, secrecy, lack of diversity, working with AT&T, and memories of the keynote. They also discuss the decision to release a native instead of web-based iPhone SDK for third party developers, implementing cut/copy/paste in iOS 3, and changes necessary in the iOS keyboard to support the iPad, opening up iOS to support third party keyboards, and resistance to making the iPhone replicate PC features. Williamson discusses the creation of, and difficulties in rolling out, Apple Maps, resulting in his departure from Apple. Williamson and Kocienda also discuss Siri. Kocienda discusses his work on multi-tasking gestures for iPad in iOS 5, the UI overhaul in iOS 7, and the Apple Watch.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Apple; Eazel; iPhone; iOS; iPad; WebKit; App Store; Keyboard; MAPS; Siri; Jobs, Steve

Collection Title

CHM Oral History Collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8367.2018