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Former Apple Executives Forstall, Fadell, and Christie Discuss Creation of Original iPhone’s Interface and More

The ten-year anniversary of the original iPhone is nearing, and stories about the development of the original iPhone, released in 2017, are beginning to appear around the web.

Former Apple Executives Forstall, Fadell, and Christie Discuss Creation of Original iPhone's Interface and More

The Wall Street Journal shared on Sunday shared a video, where former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie recall the development of the original handset, especially the touchscreen interface.

Tony Fadell discussed when he saw the first demo of the iPhone’s touchscreen. Until that point, the development team was looking at was to make the iPod’s click wheel interface work for the new device.

“Steve goes, “Come over here I need to show you something.” So he walked me into the room…and it was basically like a ping pong table sized demo with a projector that was projecting a Mac interface on it. And you could use your whole hand and you could touch different things on it, like it was a big big Mac.

It was literally a ping pong sized multi-touch display. And he goes, “I think this is gonna solve our problem.”

Greg Christie talks about the first time Jobs saw the new user interface for the iPhone:

The first time he saw it, He was completely silent. He didn’t say a thing and he didn’t gesture. He didn’t ask a question. He sat back and said, ‘Show me it again.’ So we go through the whole thing again and Steve is pretty much blown away by the demonization. So our reward for doing well on that demonstration to was to kill ourselves over the next two and a half years.

A troublesome portion of the device’s development was the virtual keyboard. Original versions of the on-screen keyboard simply frustrated users so much they would simply “give up” when attempting a simple task such as creating an e-mail.

The ten-minute WSJ video, entitled “How The iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories of Missteps and Triumphs,” is worth a full view, and can be seen above in its entirety.

Apple Joins in Pride 2017 Celebrations

Apple participated in some of the LGBTQ Pride 2017 parades that took place over the weekend around the world. Company employees joined in parades that were held in San Francisco, New York, and Toronto.

Apple Joins in Pride 2017 Celebrations

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted in support of the parades and Apple employees’ participation.

Apple participants handed out t-shirts displaying a rainbow Apple Logo to marchers, and the company erected a large “#applepride” structure at the San Francisco Pride Parade to allow visitors to write messages supporting the event.

Apple and their employees have participated in the celebrations in previous years, as the company has long expressed support for LGBTQ issues, such as same sex marriage, and speaking out against laws that are seen as negatively affecting the lives of lesbian, gay and transgender folk.

Apple CEO, who came out as gay in late 2014, has spoken out for gay rights via a number of speeches and op-ed editorial pieces.

(Via MacRumors)

MacTrast Deals: Power Dot Pro Rapid Car Charger: Super Fast, 24W Charge In A Super Compact Charger

With a Power Dot Pro Rapid Car Charger in your car, you can keep all your mobile devices fully charged and ready to go! The Power Dot Pro offers a whopping 24W of charging power in a tiny package, offering super fast charges for your iPhone and other devices. It offers built-in protections against short-circuiting, over-voltage, over-charging, and over-heating.

MacTrast Deals: Power Dot Pro Rapid Car Charger: Super Fast, 24W Charge In A Super Compact Charger

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  • Input: DC 12V
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Power Dot Pro Rapid Car Charger: Super Fast, 24W Charge In A Super Compact Charger – Just $14.99!

Original iPhone Wallpapers (1st Gen)

original iPhone wallpaper clownfish

Here is a special edition our Wallpaper Weekend Series. In 2007, Apple changed the way how we interact with our second brain, the smartphone. Since then, the ten years of continuous improvements have brought the original iPhone to what feels like much more than just a decade forward. On the other hand, the original iPhone wallpapers are a classic that doesn’t seem to get old. Quite the opposite, judging based on your requests we got to post these original pieces. And we understand the nostalgia – The Earth or Clownfish backgrouds will alway remind us the first generation iPhone, especially if you were one of the lucky ones to own one.

You asked and we listened. Today, we present you both of the beautiful pieces for download. For instructions how to set wallpapers on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, please scroll down to the bottom of the post.

The Original iPhone Wallpaper – The Earth

Original iPhone wallpaper the earth

The Original iPhone Wallpaper – The Earth

The Original iPhone Wallpaper – The Clownfish

original iPhone wallpaper clownfish

The Original iPhone Wallpaper – The Clownfish

Download Directions for iPhone and iPad

From your device, link to the full resolution image by tapping the individual images. When the new window opens, tap the Safari Extensions icon in the bottom area of your browser, (it looks like a box with an up arrow sticking out of it), and tap “Save image” to save the image to your Photo Library.

From your desktop computer, link to the full resolution image by clicking the image. Right-click and save the image to your iTunes photo sync folder.

Download Directions for Apple Watch

From your iPhone, link to the full resolution image by tapping the individual images. When the new window opens, tap the Safari Extensions icon in the bottom area of your browser, (it looks like a box with an up arrow sticking out of it), and tap “Save image” to save the image to your Photo Library.

After you’ve saved all of the wallpapers you’d like to use, open the Photos app on your iPhone and move the new images to the album you use to share images with you Apple Watch. Now you can go to your Apple Watch, select the new wallpaper as a watch face, and customize it to your heart’s content. If you do download several of the wallpapers and move them to your Watch, you can even set them to rotate between them each time you view your watch face!

Download Directions for the Mac

From your Mac, click your mouse pointer on one of the images. When the full-sized image appears in your browser, right-click or CTRL-Click on the image, and click on “Save Image As…” to save the image to your Mac’s hard drive.

Now, right-click or CTRL-click on your desktop, and select “Change Desktop Background…” In the Desktop & Screen Saver dialog box that appears, click the “+” button at the bottom of the left panel. Navigate to the directory you saved the wallpaper in, and double-click the wallpaper filename.

Or, as reader Biff Bifferson pointed out, you can just right-click on the image in the browser and click “Set As Desktop Background.” That both changes the desktop AND saves the image.

Wallpaper Weekends: ‘Enlightened’ for Your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch.

This week’s wallpaper collection comes from Unsplash – They have a HUGE collection of free, high-resolution photos. For 10 free new photos every 10 days, subscribe at Unsplash. The photo is from the collection of photographer Jonatan Pie.

Mac

Wallpaper Weekends: 'Enlightened' for Your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

iPad

Wallpaper Weekends: 'Enlightened' for Your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

iPhone (Parallax)

Wallpaper Weekends: 'Enlightened' for Your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Download Directions for iPhone and iPad

From your device, link to the full resolution image by tapping the individual images. When the new window opens, tap the Safari Extensions icon in the bottom area of your browser, (it looks like a box with an up arrow sticking out of it), and tap “Save image” to save the image to your Photo Library.

From your desktop computer, link to the full resolution image by clicking the image. Right-click and save the image to your iTunes photo sync folder.

Download Directions for Apple Watch

From your iPhone, link to the full resolution image by tapping the individual images. When the new window opens, tap the Safari Extensions icon in the bottom area of your browser, (it looks like a box with an up arrow sticking out of it), and tap “Save image” to save the image to your Photo Library.

After you’ve saved all of the wallpapers you’d like to use, open the Photos app on your iPhone and move the new images to the album you use to share images with you Apple Watch. Now you can go to your Apple Watch, select the new wallpaper as a watch face, and customize it to your heart’s content. If you do download several of the wallpapers and move them to your Watch, you can even set them to rotate between them each time you view your watch face!

Download & Installation Instructions for the Mac

From your Mac, click your mouse pointer on one of the images. When the full-sized image appears in your browser, right-click or CTRL-Click on the image, and click on “Save Image As…” to save the image to your Mac’s hard drive.

Now, right-click or CTRL-click on your desktop, and select “Change Desktop Background…” In the Desktop & Screen Saver dialog box that appears, click the “+” button at the bottom of the left panel. Navigate to the directory you saved the wallpaper in, and double-click the wallpaper filename.

Or, as reader Biff Bifferson pointed out, you can just right-click on the image in the browser and click “Set As Desktop Background.” That both changes the desktop AND saves the image.

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