Apple designer testifies at patent case against Samsung.
Another interesting detail that has surfaced during Apple and Samsung's court case is how even Steve Jobs was uncertain about the iPhone.
One has the impression that Jobs always knew his own mind and pursued ideas relentlessly, but Apple designer Chris Stringer testified yesterday that the iPhone was risky and challenging and that "Steve Jobs himself had doubts".
Stringer continued: "We were doing something unprecedented. Smartphones existed, but they are more like little computers."
The iPhone design Apple came up with, Stringer said, was “something breathtaking.” However, it was also hard to polish, difficult to manufacture and hard to produce in volume.
“People thought we were crazy,” said Stringer.