The iPhone has been a massive success for Apple, and whether you like the device or not, it certainly has done a lot to change the mobile phone industry, but at one point Apple was considering scraping the iPhone.
According to Apple’s design Chief, Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple almost cancelled the iPhone as there were certain things they wanted on the device that that had trouble implementing.
“We nearly shelved the phone because we thought there were fundamental problems that we can’t solve. With the early prototypes, I held the phone to my ear and my ear [would] dial the number,” he said. “You have to detect all sorts of ear-shapes and chin shapes, skin colour and hairdo…that was one of just many examples where we really thought, perhaps this isn’t going to work.”
I suspect Apple are glad they continued on with their development of the device, as the company has now sold more than 250 million iPhones around the world.
Apple has now announced the iPhone 5, have a look at our article on the difference between the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 to see all about the new iPhone 5.
Source The Telegraph