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The iPhone at 10: The Myth and the Reality of Apple’s Famous Device

Brian Merchant, author of The One Device: The Secret History of the IPhone, urges skepticism toward the conventional wisdom about how Apple’s ubiquitous smartphone came to be.

Published On 07/01/2017
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J J une 29 marked 10 years since Apple launched the original iPhone, an event that flipped the script on mobile devices and fundamentally changed the way many of us work, play, and communicate. The iPhone's superior design and multi-touch user interface rendered the smartphone both attractive and friendly. What used to be an expensive digital assistant for busy executives soon became the 21st-century accessory everyone had to have.