Apple unanimously won the award for its new technological excellence and innovation. For the sailing company, the future technology was more promising. Among them, one man was not so happy. He is none other than our Sir Steve Jobs.
Apple’s visionary founder Steve Jobs saw something as an imminent threat. Cell phone. Mobile technology was developing rapidly day by day, there was a huge unexplored market in the electronic space with much research. Jobs thought that someone would develop software that would make phones double as entertainment devices.
App visionary Steve Jobs wanted to quickly invent something for inevitable instant security. Cell phones and mobiles seem to be developing rapidly. As a powerful new market is driven by strong research in the electronic space. Jobs realized that someone would develop software. sat down with Apple’s best engineers, along with designers, analysts, and thinkers, to come up with a product that could change the concept of the phone, even if that meant potentially universal portability.
The First Design Of the iPhone
Apple launched its first smartphone ROKR E1 in September 2007 in collaboration with Motorola. Jobs was not happy with Motorola, so he decided to strike out on his own. The company began testing and analyzing high-end cellphones of the time to understand what other phones were innovating. Most high-end cellphones had hard keys,
High-end cellphones mostly had built-in, like RIM’s BlackBerry Mobile A, a QWERTY keyboard, and a touch screen that required a stylish design. Their navigation from one feature to another, for example, from the Music folder to the Documents folder was much more spaced out between folders than, on a Windows disk drive – which was cumbersome for the user. And Jobs disliked writing. Other advanced desk phones that didn’t use a stylus were Samsung and Bang and other mobiles. These mobiles had to be operated manually like a rotary wheel keypad with numbers 0 to 9.
Apple’s engineers were not swayed by all these designs and their high-tech iPhone would be like an iPod with a rotating number panel for navigation.
Evolution of Touch screen
It appears that Apple is working on touch technology at the time. The company was envisioning a touch-based tablet device that resembles a laptop. An initiative was taken in late 2003 and subsequently, rapid progress was made in Apple’s R&D department on finger sensitivity with multi-touch. The fingerprint is also used in iPhone.
One day, Steve Jobs was called into a meeting to oversee a prototype tablet that contained two newly developed touches by a talented user-interface engineer Bas Ording. Among these two features is inertial scrolling. It allows the user to swipe across a list on the screen and in response will run based on how fast the list was swiped, eventually taking time with a decrement as if it has true inertia. The second characteristic is the rubber-band effect. It bounces a list to the screen wall with no more pages or icons to display. Jobs was so excited by these two elements that he exclaimed, ‘My God, we can invent the phone out of this.’
It founded a start-up called Finger Works in 2005 to use its own knowledge with touch screens. They really invented a whole new way to interact with mobile devices. They did it. This was their biggest achievement in designing next-generation mobiles.
Green Flag is “Project Purple
A great technology was to create a prototype model. But to invest millions of dollars, the world’s greatest engineers can put thousands of man-hours into creating such a consumer electronics product. Was the world ready for such a device? Will they find it useful and fun and cool? Doubt if competitors stole their technology and recreated it? Amidst all this uncertainty, one factor that convinced Jobs to move forward was the opportunity to work through agreements with third-party applications.
Apple introduce iTunes which allowed third-party apps to create content for iPod users that could be successfully. Used with the same model iPhone, but the phone could used the same way. Everything we do with phones now – maps, documents, photos, video call – takes a bit of foresight to believe that people would use phones like this now. The phone works like a new computer. It is not just the computer that is the platform on which many other things can built.
The iPhone team occupies an entire building for work at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. In the famous trial of Apple vs. Samsung, it came out that the headquarters were like dormitories – people slept there, ate there, and kept the door closed because they couldn’t talk to outsiders during work hours. Because there was a fear of technology theft.
Processing started. The iPhone team was divided into two important units, the hardware and software units. The software team’s task was how to create a new interface. While the hardware team’s goal was to design the phone internally and externally – how it should look. Engineers from the two units consulted closely with each other to quickly come up with the final designs.
Making the iPhone we know:
Jonathan Eve was the senior vice president of Apple’s design team and Steve Jobs referred to him as his “spiritual partner”. In 2006 Ive began a design for the iPhone that was similar to Apple’s iPod Mini. It’s finally getting very close to looking like an iPhone. Jobs didn’t like it at the time. His reservation was a very clever point. If the display is the iPhone’s only interface, the front screen must be perfect.
On January 9, 2007, the first announcements for the iPhone were made at the Macworld convention, and on June 29, 2007 the first device was release amid media attention and publicity. It sold millions of units in the first year in the US alone