Scott Forstall was the Vice President of iOS beginning in 2007 (before it was iOS!) and all the way up until 2012, so he has some keen insight into the creation of all things iPhone.
As such, when Forstall wants to talk about that creation, people will generally want to listen. To help with that, the Computer History Museum, which is located in Mountain View, California, will be hosting Forstall to talk about the creation of the iPhone and other related elements on June 20. Forstall will be chatting with journalist John Markoff to discuss the legendary smartphone.
“How did the iPhone come to be? The leader of the iPhone software team Scott Forstall sits down with Computer History Museum historian John Markoff to share his experience working with Steve Jobs on the secretive Apple iPhone project, codenamed ‘Project Purple.’”
You can register for the fireside chat, if you’re in the area, from the museum’s website. The chat is called “Putting Your Finger On It: Creating the iPhone,” and it’s scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, beginning at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM PDT.
On top of that, there will be three additional iPhone engineers on hand –Scott Herz, Nitin Ganatra, and Hugo Fiennes– who will be on a panel to talk about their work on the iPhone, and the impact it has made since then. The Computer History Museum is moving along with its “iPhone 360” initiative in tandem with the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, which, as you know, launched back in 2007.
“Coinciding with the 10th anniversary year of the iPhone launch in 2007, iPhone 360 includes integrated initiatives across the Computer History Museum to create new collections of artifacts and oral histories, scholarly research and insights, dynamic events, and educational content and curriculum.”
Listening to Forstall talk about the iPhone’s creation would certainly be a fun time.