The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant

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The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone Read 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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ISBN : 0593078411
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2017

The author Brian Merchant is an interesting guy --Did he just want a 'around-the-world' paid vacation? A business write-off at least? I have no idea....but he traveled to 'every continent'....( Shanghai - Bolivian Highlands, Africa, South America, etc), to trace the story of the iPhone [the techi...

Wen rated it ★★★★★

February 28, 2018

iPhone is arguably the most ubiquitous gadget in the world today. For me, an iPhone evangelists, this book was a treat. I strongly recommend it to other iPhone fans. I was wowed by the breadth the author Brian Merchant covered around iPhone, from its components, key technological drivers, design...

Mal rated it ★★★★★

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...

Drtaxsacto rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2017

This is a short but very informative book on the development of the iPhone. Merchant went to great lengths to find those people willing to talk about how the first iPhone came to be. It involved a number of moving parts and an extraordinary level of luck to bring all the things together. Some of...

Stuart rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Tom rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Amar rated it ★★★★★

June 25, 2017

This is fascinating

Thomas rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Vamsi rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2017

Copy: Kindle Rating -4/5 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...

Rhonda rated it ★★★★☆

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...

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