The iPhone was made because Steve Jobs hated this guy at Microsoft


The design of the original iPhone has surprising origin story.

The now iconic design came about because of a personal grudge Steve Jobs had against a Microsoft exec.

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Speaking at an event Tuesday, Scott Forstall, who lead Apple’s iOS software division under Jobs, recounted the surprising history behind the company’s first touchscreen prototype, which ultimately lead to the first iPhone.

It all began, Forstall said, because Jobs had an acquaintance at Microsoft who he really, really, didn’t like.

“It began because Steve hated this guy at Microsoft,” Forstall said during the event. “Any time Steve had any interaction with the guy, he’d come back pissed off.” Read more…

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