The history of iPhone began with a request from inventor Steve Jobs to Apple Inc.’s engineers, asking them to investigate the use of touchscreen devices and tablet computers (which later came to fruition with the iPad).
Steve Loved the iPhone! It is one of the most successful products he ever created, But the question here is, How would Steve Jobs react if he saw the iPhone X?
He’d think it was pretty cool? It’s got Apple written all over it? Beautiful?
first of all, if Steve would still be there iPhone X would have been the second iPhone to have edge-to-edge display because he would not have allowed Samsung to build the first ever phone with infinity display. (A typical apple fanboy’s thought).
I think Steve Jobs would be pretty upset about this :
… which is absolutely not ergonomic, especially when the iPhone is used horizontally.
Plus, Apple decided that this black bar had to be always shown to the user :
So developers like me are actually trying to find the best way to display some content, especially “lists”, when the phone is used horizontally. Some have suggested strange tweaks which don’t look good in my opinion (or ).
If you then told him that the most innovative product Apple had made since he’d gone was the Apple Watch, and Apple was late into that space, he’d then be going thermonuclear.
“Is that all you f***ing losers could do without me? I’m in charge now. Get out, close the door behind you, I’ve got some innovating to do.”
“One more thing… you’re all fired.” (a fictional Steve comment).
Enjoy Some fictional Jobs comments:
Before the Apple Event:
“Who designed this piece of sh*t! What happened to the thickness of this phone? Phones are supposed to be slimming by the day, like models, and not fattening, like your waistlines from the fat salary I’m paying you guys. And who the hell passed the non-rectangle screen design? It just goes against every inch of Apple’s principles of synergy in design. Who left this mouse-pad/maxi-pad looking thing on the stage here. What? That’s the new wireless charging station? What do you mean it can charge all Apple devices! Have you forgotten that we made all chargers different because we did not want users plugging things where they don’t belong! And great! who is keeping his iPhone 7 on stage here. That’s iPhone 8? Did the designer go on a coffee break and submit his design by copy-pasting iPhone 7’s design at 11.59 pm? What a disaster this year is going to be for me. I mean, for Apple….”
At the Apple Event:
“ Today, we are going to re-write history. Have you ever imagined a phone, which can be nothing short of being a member of your family? How can it not be? For $999, it better come with it’s own house you say. That’s the great news! the iPhone X, X standing for extraordinary, comes with a house of features. The non-rectangle design breaks monotony, yet is non-intrusive to your seamless experience. Not only that. We have the revolutionary wireless charging station, that can miraculously charge any Apple device! That’s right! And for people who are not yet ready for so much innovation at one go, we still have something new for you, the iPhone 8! …..”
Steve Jobs would have first taken it as a joke or humor from his colleagues! Once, finding out it was serious, he would have fired and abused quite a lot of people.
I am an Apple products’ fan! But a spade is a spade. Apple has started on a downfall.
Apple used to be different, now slowly we can feel that is fading away. Different things were —
- Apple used to invent things more than anyone else, the rest used to follow their trends. That has stopped happening. Now, their acts just look like trials or attempts to maintain their “cool” image.
- Apple used to deliver a product with least amount of bugs. Their products used to seamlessly blend into your routine. “Simple for the end user”—was their motto. It certainly meant a tough job for the engineers. But they used to deliver that. I have seen the camera “hung” since I have installed iOS 11 on my Dad’s 7 plus.
Apple was “Awesome + expensive”.
Take the “Awesome” part away and it is just expensive. A waste of money.
And that is what the iPhone X seems to be.
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