• The iPhone was originally going to have a back button

    3 days ago - By Tech Radar

    The iPhone's circular home button is an iconic piece of design and probably one of the first things most people think of when they think iPhone, but originally another button was apparently going to join it. In a new book titled 'The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone', it's revealed that Steve Jobs wanted to add a back button to the iPhone. Apparently, ex-Apple designer Imran Chaudhri is responsible for the ditching of the idea, convincing Jobs that to make people trust the iPhone will do what they want it to do there should be no second button.
    From two buttons to none
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  • 'The One Device' Explores the Creation of the iPhone, the Technology That Went Into It, and More

    'The One Device' Explores the Creation of the iPhone, the Technology That Went Into It, and More

    3 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    As we noted last week , today marks the release of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone , a new book from Motherboard editor Brian Merchant chronicling the development of the original iPhone. I've had a chance to read through the book before its launch, and overall it's an entertaining read, although it comes up a bit short in its promise to unveil the secret history of the landmark device.
    The One Device is really a book in two parts, and the part directly covering the development of the original iPhone is actually only about 30 percent of the book, broken up into four...
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  • New book reveals that Steve Jobs wanted a back button for the Apple iPhone

    New book reveals that Steve Jobs wanted a back button for the Apple iPhone

    3 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Had Steve Jobs' original design for the iPhone been used on the device, there would have been two buttons on the handset instead of the one home button. The late CEO and Apple co-founder wanted the device to come with a back button for navigation. Imran Chaudhri, who worked as a designer at Apple for over 19-years, revealed that originally the iPhone was to sport no buttons at all. Eventually, it was determined that a home button was necessary and Jobs wanted to add the back button.
    The comments made by Chuadhri are found in the new book, "The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone." ...
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