Apple's iPhone: the untold story

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Jobs had doubts

Looking back, the iPhone was without a doubt one of the most disruptive and influential products to ever hit the tech market. Apple's take on the smartphone provided the blueprint for what the modern day smartphone looked like.

Getting there wasn't easy, however. Not only did Forstall have his doubts about his team's ability to achieve what they were aiming for, but Jobs did as well, according to testimony from Stringer. From production problems to software glitches and cellular issues, the iPhone was fraught with problems until Apple was able to get it just right.

In January 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone and the smartphone market has never been the same since.

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