Read The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone Online Free - We know the iPhone as the device that transformed our world, changing everything from how we talk to each other and do business, to how we exercise, travel, shop, and watch TV. But packed within its slim profile is the fascinating, untold story of scientific, technological, and business breakthroughs--global in scope, sometimes centuries in the making, and coming from vastly different disciplines--that enabled Apple to create the most profitable product in history.
For all the time we spend swiping, tapping, and staring at iPhones, you think there would be few things we didn't know about these gadgets. But think again.
is a Magic School Bus trip inside the iPhone--traveling into its guts, peeling back its layers, and launching explorations that take us to the driest place on earth and a Mongolian lake of toxic sludge, down the Silk Road, into 19th century photography, and all the way back to Cupertino, California, where members of the original design team reflect on the earth-shattering work they did.
As multifaceted as the invention it follows, The One Device is a roving, wide-lens approach to tech history that engages the imagination as it explores the marvel of engineering that millions of us use each day.
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July 04, 2017
Other Silicon Valley observers have written about the development of the iPhone—but it's unlikely that anyone else has delved as deeply into the subject as Brian Merchant . . . or will ever do so in the future, for that matter. Merchant's brilliant new book, The One Device: The Secret History of...
August 05, 2017
Disappointing. I think there has to be several great stories related to the development of the iPhone. There are a few of them here. Admittedly there is a problem given Apple's penchant for secrecy many of the original participants wouldn't give interviews and several others have died. But Mercha...
June 25, 2017
This is fascinating
June 29, 2017
As the world celebrates the 10th anniversary of the "Jesus Phone", one picture is commonly shared among all the media outlets - Steve Jobs, in his signature black turtleneck, holding a 3.5inch iPhone at its birth launch. The picture goes with a tagline - the man who person...
July 13, 2017
One Device (2017) by Brian Merchant is a history of the iPhone for the tenth anniversary of the device. It looks at how the phone was developed, parts of the global supply chain that produce the device and the impact it's had. Merchant has managed to write a book that is more than just a hagiogra...
July 12, 2017
If you're an Apple user, a techie, or curious about how we got the smart phone, this book will take you on a little journey. This book builds on other books written about Apple and Steve Jobs, and so many of these books show the ugly side of Jobs and how he ran Apple. One of the premises is that...
August 08, 2017
Fascinating story with tons of great detail and background. The history of what became the iPhone goes back much further than you expect. Despite Jobs' claim of Apple inventing multitouch, the story is deep and lengthy and worth reading. There's also a long journey connecting from Vennevar Bush's...
August 05, 2017
The insider information the author shares is fascinating and I appreciate the lengths he went to to visit the various supply chain sources.
The fatal flaw in his work is that his obvious biases prevent him from being considered reliable. I am not saying he is lying but it is clear his narrative i...
June 26, 2017
Broad strokes were great, details were only good
The chapter selections were excellent. More than once I was pleasantly surprised when the book included one of my favorite iPhone anecdotes or technical details (such as the FingerWorks acquisition or the heavy software influence NeXT had over iOS)....
July 10, 2017
I found this to be a fascinating story, well told.