A new book, The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, chronicles the two year process Apple went through to create what became the template for the modern smartphone. Like it or not, the iPhone did change the mobile phone business significantly. But the design was not solely dependent on Steve Jobs. An anecdote from the book highlights how the device's success came about through iteration, hard work and a focus on the end user - all valuable lessons for today's developers.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.