Apple 'nearly axed' iPhone because of 'ear dialing' problem
Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive describes the struggle to work past multiple design and technology flaws developing the iPhone.
Speaking at a British Business conference, Ive is quoted in The Telegraph explaining, "With the early prototypes, I held the phone to my ear and my ear [would] dial the number." They developed ear-shape detection for the screen to avoid this problem, although complaints of ear-dialing remain.
Ive, who joined Apple in 1992, also made headlines when he said, "Our goal is not to make money. Our goal absolutely at Apple is not to make money. This may sound a little flippant, but it’s the truth." The push is to design great products, he said, which will then make money. And detect ear shapes.
I can't wait for the new phone; my spouse and I have decided that we will each be getting one asap.
SallyMaeSusan on independent.co.uk
Apple has done more to innovate the industry than anyone else in the past 10 years. Look at where we were in 2000, then look at where we are today. The iPhone was really the only thing that truly broke my brain when I saw it.
phormality on theverge.com
"Our goal is not to make money...." You could have fooled me.
wrom on independent.co.uk
I just believe there are now better phones on the market.
jjeenniiffeerr on independent.co.uk
If you have an iPhone, do you have problems with ear-dialing?