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Scott Forstall

See Scott Forstall Discuss Original iPhone, Once Called 'Project Purple'

The People Behind Apple
June 21, 2017

On Tuesday, members of the original iPhone team held a fireside chat at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Among those in attendance were Scott Forstall, who served as Apple’s iOS chief until 2012.

There’s a lot of great content here. In particular, it’s interesting hearing Forstall discuss his relationship with the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Before Forstall, the chat featured appearances by three other members of the original iPhone developing team, including Nitin Ganatra, Scott Herz, and Hugo Fiennes.

We’ve included the entire video here. To see the Forstall segment, skip to the 1:06:00 mark.

The original iPhone was unveiled by Jobs on Jan. 9, 2007. It was released to the public in the United States six months later on June 29, 2007.

Scott Forstall was fired from Apple after the iOS 6 Maps debacle. Since then, the former executive has mostly remained quiet about his time in Cupertino. In 2015, Forstall served as a co-producer of the Broadway musical “Fun Home,” which won five awards at the Tonys.

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