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Creator of Apple’s smartphone keyboard reveals early iPhone prototypes
June 29, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
To commemorate the event, the creator of that software keyboard, human interface designer Ken Kocienda, posted a photo of two early iPhone prototypes he used to develop the keyboard.
Yet the simplicity of just removing that iPod click wheel and expanding the screen so it could fit a software keyboard is pretty astounding.
In a neat little tidbit of tech history, it appears Apple’s Project Purple team, the clandestine division responsible for early iPhone development, called these units “Wallabies,” for reasons unknown.
The creators of the iPhone are worried we’re too addicted to technology
June 29, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
The iPhone, which turns 10 years old today, is arguably one of the most transformative pieces of consumer technology ever created.
The most surprising among this group happens to be the iPhone’s original creators.
It’s certainly an unintended consequence.” Data backs up Christie’s concerns.
Alpine’s aftermarket, wireless Apple CarPlay receiver is now for sale
June 29, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Alpine showed of its wireless Apple Carplay receiver, the iLX-107, at CES this year, and now, that device is available from authorized retailers in North America.
Wireless is still a novelty, as few car manufacturers even have the feature built into their own vehicles.
The device runs CarPlay wirelessly through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
When the chime drops: tracking the rise of the iPhone sample in music
June 29, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
I didn’t expect anyone to listen to it.” It looks like the iPhone beat isn’t going away anytime soon.
Some artists, on the other hand, have intentionally created friction, sculpting entire songs from iPhone sounds.
Jaydon Lewis, a 16-year-old from Cape Town, South Africa, has a track on his SoundCloud called “iphone ringtone (trap remix)” that uses the iPhone’s “Opening” ringtone as a beat.
How the iPhone won over Japan and gave the world emoji
June 29, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
But the iPhone 3G wasn’t anywhere near meeting the list of various features that Japanese users had come to consider table stakes.
Although there were teething pains associated with using an iPhone in Japan at first, the product’s breakthroughs were no less revolutionary here.
The first iPhone to hit Japan was the 3G in 2008.
We're starting to reclaim the spaces the iPhone conquered
June 29, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
A retreat might be over the top, but looking up on the subway isn’t so hard to do.
Yet still, even as a hyper-aware person, I can’t even force myself to get off my own iPhone while riding the train.
In the 10 years since the iPhone debuted, it’s slowly eaten our personal space.
The iPhone killed my inner nerd
June 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Apple’s App Store and the iPhone have altered computing massively, beyond my own examples.
Apple didn’t invent the smartphone, but it did pioneer its simplicity and the idea of an App Store.
Once the iPhone 3G arrived, I switched fully over because of the App Store.
How the iPhone changed passive-aggression
June 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
My life now — iPhone included — doesn’t involve extreme time-wasters such as walking 45 blocks to get on a train, but it does involve something worse: a lot more passive-aggression.
I said “somehow,” but I know how — the iPhone.
The iPhone is 10 years old, which means, if I am being totally honest with you, that I do not remember a time in which it didn’t exist.
Apple gets too much and too little credit for the iPhone
June 28, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
The fact that Apple succeeded in nurturing an app store into an App Store and turning an iPhone into just iPhone, no article required, is to Apple’s own enduring credit.
Apple made the App Store, but didn’t make the app revolution.
The iPhone revolution belongs to Apple, but not just to Apple.