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Steve Jobs Once Showed Off The Original iPhone By Chucking It Across The Room

The year was 2007, and the world had never even heard of an ‘iPhone’. But Apple co-founder Steve Jobs knew how to get the media’s attention.

According to CNET’s Roger Cheng, Jobs was showing off the original iPhone to a group of reporters when he suddenly chucked it across the room.

Reporters gasped as the phone hit the floor – but were impressed when Jobs picked the device up unscathed.

Cheng says the story shows “the kind of lengths Jobs went to in order to make an impression” – and wondered how “disastrous” it would have been for Apple if that phone had broken from Jobs’ toss.

What year did you get your first smartphone? Would they have become popular so quickly without Jobs and the iPhone?

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