Steve Jobs wanted people to fall in love with the iPhone. So much so, that they’d never leave the house without it. An illuminating lecture by former iPhone product marketing engineer in California has provided some insights on what Jobs wanted when the iPhone was launched (via AppleInsider). He apparently envisioned a device that people would fall in love with, and used this ideal to motivate the team that worked on the first iPhone.
Perhaps a prudent question to ask is whether the iPhone is now at the point that was initially envisioned by Jobs i.e. is it finally where he wanted it to be or is there more to come? There are obviously limitations with every smartphone device, such as battery life, processing power, storage, design, weight and functionality. But as the iPhone continues to evolve, are we going to see more of Jobs vision coming through in amazing new ways or
Think back to when you got your first iPhone. Were you blown away by the device or was it exactly as you expected? My first iPhone was an iPhone 3G and I, honestly was blown away. However, I remember being disappointed about one thing…how slow 3G actually was. The first time I launched the Maps app, I was really impressed with what it could do, but it seemed to take an age to get there.
That minute issue perhaps gives an indication of what is to come. An LTE compatible iPhone will remove the network speed issue. The battery life will continue to improve in a correlative manner with increased innovation in battery technology. The usable capacity of the iPhone will increase, the weight will decrease and, with more processing power and new hardware crammed inside the iPhone, the functionality will soar beyond belief.
Perhaps we are still at the very beginning of Jobs’ vision.
An exciting thought.