For the first time Apple has publicly shared some details of the iPhone’s development. This comes just a few days before next week’s patent infringement trial with Samsung Electronics. Greg Christie, the person in charge of coming up with the iPhone, speaks to the Wall Street Journal in an interview and gives us rare insight at how Apple functioned in 2007 including an interesting conversation he had with then Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Times reporter John Arlidge sat down with Jony Ive at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. Arlidge spoke with Apple’s head of design in one of the first in-depth interviews granted by the quiet and humble executive.
Ive talks about his early influences, his first few years at Apple and his current experience at the Cupertino company. What really shines through in the interview is Ive’s humble personality, his excitement with his work and his love of “making.”
We have seen several analysts and industry insiders talk in the past few weeks about the possibilities for Verizon to launch a CDMA iPhone later this year. According to some reports, Apple has already contracted Pegatron Technology to manufacture the CDMA iPhone handsets for release early next year.
Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar however had pointed out late last month that the new CDMA version of iPhone was likely to launch during this year’s holiday shopping season.