Apple Almost Scrapped the iPhone Before it Ever Existed
At a British business conference, Apple design chief Sir Jonathan Ive made it known the iPhone almost did not happen. According to Ive, Apple nearly scrapped the iPhone “multiple times” throughout the development process. The reason for the iPhone’s near scrapping as told by Ive, was due to several fundamental problems encountered by Apple designers. For example, Ive stated ”with the early prototypes, I held the phone to my ear and my ear would dial the number”. Ive admitted this problem, among others, led them to think “perhaps this isn’t going to work”, and nearly scrap the iPhone before its 2007 release. As hard as it may be to believe, the mercurial iPhone almost never existed, but thankfully Apple did move forward with it, and thus helped to transform the mobile industry into what it is today.