Since the release of the iPhone, Apple sold around 250 million units worldwide with fans eagerly waiting for the release of the iPhone 5 but did you now that Apple almost scrapped the iPhone?
According to Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design Sir Jonathan Ive, the iPhone didn’t almost make it to the market due to the numerous challenges they faced trying to perfect the device.
Apple’s design guru Ive, born in England is the winner of numerous awards including World’s Smartest Designer by Forbes magazine and the National Design award, holds about 400 design patents, helped design the Macbook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, iPod, iPod Touch and iPad reported to have said in the Independent,
“There were multiple times when we were nearly shelved the phone because we thought there were fundamental problems that we can’t solve.” He continued to say, “We have been, on a number of occasions, preparing for mass production and in a room and realized we are talking a little too loud about the virtues of something. That to me is the danger, if I’m trying to talk a little too loud about something and realizing I’m trying to convince myself that something’s good.”
Although unrelated, the comments came soon after the early prototypes of the iPhones were unveiled between the pending battle between Apple and Samsung.