5 Less Known iPhone Facts

Did you know that Apple was not the first brand to produce an iPhone? It was, surprisingly, Cisco, which even sued Apple for calling its product the ‘iPhone’, when the first model was announced. It turns out that Cisco "iPhone" was a VoIP device that allowed its customers to use Skype without a computer, and it was a trademark of the company then. The device launched 22 days before Apple's iPhone was announced and after the trademark lawsuit, both companies settled to keep the rights to the iPhone name.

The next strange fact is that iPhone ads always show 9:42 a.m.; unless it's 9:41 a.m. The reason for that is that Apple events start at 9 a.m. and as the executive Steve Forstall once explained, "We design the keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation.  When the big image of the product appears on screen, we want the time shown to be close to the actual time on the audience's watches. But we know we won't hit 40 minutes exactly. It turned out we were pretty accurate with that estimate, so for the iPad [released in 2010], we made it 41 minutes.”

Regardless you listen to U2 or not, you do have a picture of Bono in your iPhone. Surprised? Open the Music function on your iPhone and scroll over to the "Artists" icon on the bottom of the screen. Now you see the silhouette of Bono.

According to court testimony from Scott Forstall, the iPhone was originally called 'Purple’, as the original iPhone development team took over a wing of Apple's headquarters and renamed it the "Purple Dorm," after the original codename for the Apple phone, "Purple." The "Purple Dorm" door poster read - "The first rule of Fight Club is you do not to talk about Fight Club."

And the last one by now- in 2007, when the first iPhone was introduced, Steve Jobs made a public prank call to Starbucks, ordering 4,000 lattes from a nearby store. Some fan-boys repeat the prank till now.

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