Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scott Forstall Discusses the iPhone’s Creation

Computer History Museum:

Museum Historian John Markoff moderates a discussion with former iPhone team members Hugo Fiennes, Nitin Ganatra and Scott Herz, followed by a conversation with Scott Forstall.

Via Chance Miller, who has some good quotes, although I recommend watching the whole video. It’s too bad that Cook and Forstall couldn’t coexist.

Update (2017-06-22): Here’s the video on YouTube.

Update (2017-06-27): WSJ (via Chance Miller):

On the iPhone’s 10th birthday, former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie recount the arduous process of turning Steve Jobs’s vision into one of the best-selling products ever made.

There’s some good stuff about the development of the keyboard.

Update (2018-05-08): See also: Part 2.

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Bring Back Forstall!

It's fairly clear to me after watching the Forstall interview that he still belongs at Apple. He certainly appears to be far more in touch with the end user and Apple idealism than some current staff, as is readily apparent with the increasingly complex design and inexplicable UI and UX that require significant guess work to discover let alone master.

Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll be their CEO some day....

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