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.
— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) October 4, 2021
What year did you get your first smartphone? Would they have become popular so quickly without Jobs and the iPhone?