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The book The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant describes the history of the iPhone - as well as the history of Apple that led to this device. The book with 22 pages of iPhone history, which will be published in Germany tomorrow, June 2017, 416, is also intended to bring to light details that have never been published before. In the USA you can already buy and read it, which is why some content is already circulating on the internet.
Early Android devices had not just one button on the front, but three. They are also available on devices with a large screen as software-based buttons. The iPhone, on the other hand, has only one button, the home button - and has been since the first generation. According to Brian Merchant's book, Steve Jobs wanted a back button.
However, the designer Imran Chaudhri, who worked for Apple for 19 years, was able to convince him that the iPhone was easy enough to use and that the menus were not so confusing that a back button would have been necessary. A second button would make the iPhone more complicated - such a statement could of course convince Steve Jobs.
The book The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone can now be pre-ordered from Amazon. There are already reviews that have been taken over from the US .com site. Out of 9 reviews, 7 reviews have 5 stars and 1 review has 4 stars. The single 1-star rating is not a verified purchase. If you want to order Brian Merchant's book, you have four options:
On the new Apple campus, the Apple Park, there will be a new event hall that will also be used for keynotes. The so-called Steve Jobs Theater could already be the venue for the SeptemberKeynote serve in 2017. So after 10 years the iPhone would find its way back to Jobs. The book described above begins with the beginning of Steve Jobs' speech on January 9, 2007:
"Every now and then there is a revolutionary product that changes everything. [...] Today we introduce three revolutionary products of this kind. The first is a wide-screen touch-controlled iPod. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough device for Internet communication.“- In the end, of course, Jobs meant one thing with all three devices: the iPhone. The rest is history, which is told in, among other things The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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