Tag Archive | "Apple History"

2005 iPhone prototype looks more like an iPad

Monday, March 11, 2013

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  Thanks to the Apple/Samsung trial, we’ve seen a plethora of iPhone prototypes. But earlier today Ars Technica got its hands on photos of an extremely early iPhone prototype. And by early, I mean that this bad boy looks more like an iPad than a phone. The prototype above is 5×7 inches and comes equipped [...]

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Apple debated naming the iPhone “Telepod”, “Mobi”, “Tripod” and “iPad”

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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While the iPhone moniker may seem rather intuitive – after all, it did follow in the footsteps of the iMac and the iPod – it seems that Apple did spend some time exploring other names for its revolutionary smartphone. While speaking at the University of Arizona’s marketing department yesterday, Ken Segall – the former creative [...]

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When Steve Jobs threatened Palm CEO Ed Colligan with legal action regarding hiring of Apple employees

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Back in April, we reported on a civil lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, Pixar, Intuit, and Lucasfilm for all allegedly engaging in anti-poaching agreements where each of the above-listed companies agreed not to hire employees from any of the other companies. In Silicon Valley, where engineering talent is king, keeping talented employees from jumping ship [...]

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Why Apple purchased LaLa and how Steve Jobs makes an offer “you can’t refuse”

Monday, January 21, 2013

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Aubry Johnson, who was previously a lead designer at Color, recently put up a blogpost (since removed) describing the buyout process as applied to Apple’s purchase of LaLa and later Color. Remember than many members of the original LaLa team went on to found Color. Thank god for Google Cache, right? First off, Johnson describes [...]

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When Steve Jobs tried to save Mark Hurd’s job as HP CEO

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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A recent story from Bloomberg shines some light on Steve Jobs’ efforts to save the job of Mark Hurd, the former Hewlett Packard CEO who resigned following reports of inappropriate conduct with respect to a sexual harassment claim. A company probe uncovered no sexual harassment claim but found that Hurd’s actions were not in line with [...]

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Early Apple computer and tablet designs from Hartmut Essslinger

Friday, December 28, 2012

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Check out the full gallery here.

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Steve Jobs’ 30th birthday present from his friends at Apple

Monday, August 20, 2012

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When Steve Jobs turned 30 in February of 1985, his friends and co-workers created the following video for him as a present. Originally posted by Technologizer, the video features an incredible amount of never before seen photos and video footage of Jobs. They set it to the wonderful song “My Back Pages” by one of [...]

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Andy Hertzfeld posts rare Macintosh promotional video from 1983

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Legendary Apple alum Andy Hertzfeld, who now works for Google, posted an interesting link on his Google+ recently highlighting a rare commercial Apple created in honor of the first Mac. The ad was designed by Chiat-Day and includes interesting snippets about the Mac from the design team. Notably, Hertzfeld notes that the commercial never made [...]

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The formerly secret history of the iPhone, as told by Scott Forstall

Monday, August 6, 2012

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The Apple/Samsung litigation has proven to be an Apple enthusiast’s dream. iPhone prototypes, iPad prototypes, and a plethora of fascinating information regarding Apple’s design process and previously undisclosed internal workings of the notoriously secretive company. This past Friday was no different when Scott Forstall – Apple’s Senior VP of iOS Software - took the stand to [...]

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Samsung claims iPhone isn’t original creation, rather result of copying Sony

Sunday, July 29, 2012

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In Samsung’s trial brief, the Korean based electronics giant accuses Apple’s iPhone of effectively borrowing heavily from a Sony device. In other words, Samsung argues, the iPhone is anything but an original creation. As the story goes, this 2006 Businessweek interview set the course for Apple’s original iPhone design. All Things D relays a telling quote from [...]

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The first known photos of Apple’s iPad prototypes

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Well before it ever crossed Steve Jobs’ mind that Apple should get into the smartphone business, the company had for a few years been tinkering with various tablet designs. The story goes that when Jobs was shown a tablet prototype with multitouch, he had a lightbulb moment and decided that Apple should make a phone. [...]

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Tony Fadell speaks on early iPhone prototypes

Monday, April 30, 2012

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Not really too much new information here, but still worth a look as Tony “godfather of the iPod” Fadell talks about the three iPhone prototypes Apple had in play during development. The interview comes courtesy of The Verge. Fadell left Apple back in 2008 but was an integral part of the development of multitude of [...]

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