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How to Download: Clownfish Wallpaper for iPhone in iOS 16 Beta

Apple’s latest release of iOS 16 beta 3 included the original clownfish wallpaper seen from the original iPhone back in 2007. The wallpaper seen on the original iPhone below was used in marketing materials and was never made available for customers, until 15 years later with iOS 16 beta 3. How to download the clownfish...

Apple Executives React to the iPhone’s 15th Birthday

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the iPhone. On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs took to stage and, after rumours and speculation, introduced the world to the first iPhone — a device that would go on to shape more than a decade of innovation in the smartphone space and change how the world looked at...

Speed Test: Original iPhone vs iPhone 12 [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_355602" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: PhoneBuff on YouTube[/caption] In a recent video on YouTube, tech channel PhoneBuff pit the original 2007 iPhone against the latest model, the iPhone 12, in a battle of speed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRuFbH64gcs With over 13 years between the two iPhones, it was a given that the original iPhone stood no chance against 2020's behemoth....

The Original iPhone Review 10 Years Later [WSJ]

While the original iPhone was certainly ground breaking and revolutionary back in 2007, using the same phone in 2017 is actually “heartbreaking”, according to The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern, who locked up her iPhone 7 and attempted to live with the original for a week but couldn’t make it through the day. "I made it 12 hours—12 full hours...

How the iPhone was Born: Former Apple Execs Recall Inside Stories [VIDEO]

Last week, we saw former Apple executive Scott Forstall break his silence since being ousted from the company in 2012. His interview with the Computer History Museum was fascinating, but now there’s another clip of Forstall talking about the creating of the iPhone, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, along with Tony Fadell and Greg...

BBC’s Inside Story of the Original iPhone Shares New Facts

Today marks exactly 10 years since the original iPhone was announced by late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and although we have heard many inside stories that made Apple’s smartphone the cult product it is today, a new story shared by the BBC has revealed some facts most of us probably didn’t know. One such interesting fact is a...

Apple Engineer Reveals Details of the Original iPhone’s Birth [u]

Apple has made available to the Wall Street Journal details of the original iPhone never heard before on the eve of their new patent-infringement trial against Samsung. The move is part of Apple’s strategy to show the innovation the iPhone contained when it launched in 2007. Engineer Greg Christie shares a tidbit of the ultimatum then CEO...

Ex-Apple Senior Director Apologizes to the Owners of Original iPhone

Ex-Apple Senior Director of Product Marketing for the original iPhone Bob Borchers, has apologised to the owners of the device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, saying that it "was not a great phone”, TrustedReviews reports. "If you had the original iPhone I apologise; it was not a great phone, it was an OK phone", said...

Purported Prototype of Original iPhone Sells for $1499 on eBay

An alleged engineering prototype of Apple's first-generation iPhone has been sold for $1499 on eBay, AppleInsider is reporting. The item “Very Rare Original iPhone Engineering Prototype", was listed by Australia-based eBay user applefancollector, and was shown running an early version of iOS designed to test the phone's hardware functions. While the authenticity of the device has not...

Ex-Apple Engineer Shares New Details Behind 2007 iPhone Keynote

The New York Times has a lengthy interview with Andy Grignon, a former senior engineer at Apple who was directly involved with Steve Jobs and the original iPhone launch. It's a monster 8-page article that is a fascinating read. It shares anecdotes about the shrouded secrecy surrounding the launch and also how much pressure was...