About 20 years before the iPhone was introduced, a small group at Apple had a vision for a personal communicator. This was before the Internet existed and during a time when the only cell phones were huge bricks with massive batteries in a bag. This group spun out of Apple before Steve Jobs returned into a company called General Magic. This is a fascinating account of that history and the work that ultimately resulted in the creation of social media and the most popular personal communicator on the planet…the iPhone.
An oral history of General Magic, an influential tech company founded by ex-Apple engineers, which invented important forerunners to the iPhone and other smartphones like the Sony Magic Link. Read on: