The original iPhone carried the code-name “Purple”

So, we have already gone through our fair share of iPhones in the past, having reached an apex with the iPhone 5s last year, but surely everyone can still remember what kind of furore that the original 2007 iPhone raised when it was first released? That particular model more or less changed the way that we looked at smartphones, where a full touchscreen interface idea eventually sent the whole keyboard-plus-screen design packing. Well, obviously risks needed to be taken with the original iPhone’s design as it proved to be uncharted territory somewhat, where it seems that it carried the codename “Purple”.

The launch of the original Apple iPhone in 2007 shook the industry and changed the face of the smartphones. While technically ‘smartphones’ did exist long before, it was not until the iPhone that we got them to their current form with super-responsive capacitive displays, large displays, and full-on apps with separate marketplaces, where you can purchase every app your heart desires with just a click. But to make the iPhone become reality, Apple had to go into ‘creative’ mode, taking a huge risk and dedicating an entire building of its Cupertino campus to work on the iPhone. It was locked down under the heaviest of security with card readers required to go between doors, and often double and triple security checks. A little known fact about those times, however, is that Apple would actually use colors as codenames for its products, including the iPhone. Ex software head Scott Forstall has revealed that actually the original iPhone went by the name ‘Purple’, and even the building where it was developed was called the ‘Purple Dorm’.

By Chastity Mansfield

I'm a writer, an amateur designer, and a collector of trinkets that nobody else wants. You can find me on Noozeez, Google+, and Twitter.

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