Where are the people who created the first iPhone?

The following people are important contributors to the creation of the first iPhone, helping to change the world mobile industry.


These were the key leaders of Apple in 2007. Together they created the company's iconic series of products such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, and MacBook.


Phil Schiller still works at Apple. He has been with Apple since 1997 and is currently the senior vice president of corporate communications. Schiller also gave the idea of using a spinning wheel to navigate the music player on the iPod, instead of the traditional keys.


Tony Fadell left Apple in 2008 for a number of personal reasons. In 2001, Fadell worked at Apple to design iPods. In April 2001, he became a senior director of iPod and "special projects". In 2006, Fadell replaced Jon Rubinstein to become a senior vice president of iPod products. After leaving Apple in 2008, Fadell teamed up with Matt Rogers to create Nest, which specializes in energy-saving solutions in the home.


Jony Ive joined Apple in 1992 with a job in the design department. In 1996, he became the head of Apple's design department. The first project that Jony Ive and Steve Jobs co-operated with was an iMac computer launched in 1998. After that, the duo continuously brought new products such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. In June 2019, Jony Ive said he would leave Apple to start a business with LoveFrom project. The design company is expected to launch in 2020 and the first customer will be Apple.


Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died in October 2011. Under his time, a series of iconic products such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook was born. They even change the face of technology. He was also known as a teacher who spoke with a talent to attract attention, always knew how to surprise the audience with the famous saying "One more thing".


Scott Forstall first met Steve Jobs in 1992 at NeXT Computer and joined Apple in 1997. At that time, he was tasked with designing the user interface for Mac computers. He was also an important contributor to the creation of Safari browser, App Store and iPhone's software development kit (SDK). After leaving Apple in 2013, Forstall spends a lot of time traveling, advising startups and participating in charity.


Eddy Cue, senior vice president of software and Internet services, is still working at Apple. He joined the company in 1989, responsible for managing software engineers and customer support groups. He also contributed to the creation of App Store, iTunes and many other applications such as iBooks, iMovie, etc. Currently, Eddy Cue oversees Apple's software services including Apple Music, Apple Maps, Apple Pay, iCloud, and iTunes Store.

By: Jonath Martin

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