History of the iPhone

Did Apple invented the touch-screen mobile phone? The war it launched against the copiers are implying. However, it is not so sure!

For years, Apple has worked hard to prevent that we have access to documents concerning the creation of the iPhone. The designer of Sony who moved to Apple who created the design was still "on vacation" and that's after many legal actions that Samsung opponent in a trial launched by Apple was able to obtain his testimony. Let's see what he reveals further.

When we compare smartphones through time, there arises a question. Who copied whom?

All three devices are similar. When were they marketed?

iTunes Phone

Around 2000, Nokia had already presented to carriers an experimental mobile and tablet with a color touch screen and a single physical button. But these ideas did not materialize as commercial products.



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Contrary to what suggest a campaign on the Web, the F700 did not precede the iPhone, but this is the case of Prada. However, Apple had not had time to copy the Prada, nor Samsung to copy the iPhone, all these devices have all been invented at that time. But the unique design of the iPhone did not come from Apple, it came from Sony.

We also know something else about the gestation of the iPhone. It did not precede the iPad as the tablet was designed before the iPhone (but sold after). The iPhone is actually a small tablet, which is why it is so different from other phones. We understand also why the same ideas were developed in the competitors: they were in the air for a long time.