iPhone is a Chinese brand of leather products and none of them are phones, which is why Apple lost a legal battle against them and has to share the trademark for the word “iPhone” with them.
Two teams competed to design the iPhone. Dial based hardware vs. touch screen. It wasn’t until the iPhone reveal event, that on stage, Jobs ruthlessly made it clear which team won. He showed the world the power of touch, by deleting the contact of loosing designer Tony Faddell with a single tap.
The first public call made from an iPhone was made by Steve Jobs. He called a Starbucks and ordered 4,000 lattes; then said ‘just kidding’ and hung up.
In 2011, a man in China sold his kidney to buy a iPhone 4 and iPad 2 when he was 17. Now he is bedridden for life.
Foxconn, the iPhone manufacturer, has reduced its employees from 110,000 to 50,000, thanks to the introduction of robots.
The first “iPhone” was actually released in 1998 by a company called Infogear, a good nine years before Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s iPhone. Infogear was subsequently acquired by Cisco which then got into a trademark battle with Apple in 2007 over the name. The two companies eventually settled.
The mobile game “Send Me to Heaven” involves throwing your phone as high in the air as you can. The creator said he made it with the hope of destroying as many iPhones as possible, but Apple banned it from the App Store.
A woman rolled up to a store during an iPhone launch with a plan to buy out the entire store stock of iPhones and post the phones on Ebay. She bought her way to the front of the line for $800 … only to be told later about the “one phone per customer” rule.
George Hotz, then 17 years old, was the first to unlock a first generation iPhone and sold the iPhone for a Nissan 350z and 3 locked iPhones.
Verizon accidentally sent a customer a rare iPhone 6 prototype upon contract renewal, the customer quickly took the rare handset to eBay and sold it for $100,000 to a bidder.