‘Inventing the iPhone’ talk & Q+A

This is going to be a great event—looking forward to diving deeper into some of the stories and ideas in the book. Get in touch with me directly briancmerchant@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending. Space is very limited.

Inventing the iPhone

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with Apple’s former Head of Human Interface Greg Christie, UI designer Bas Ording, input engineer Brian Huppi and author of the One Device, Brian Merchant, for an unprecedented discussion about the earliest days of the iPhone.

Wed, June 28th @ 7PM
150 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Beer will be provided by SixPoint
RSVP required. Get in touch with me directly briancmerchant@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending. Space is very limited.

Meet three of the most influential designers and engineers who shaped the iPhone from its earliest days and shepherded the project from a stitched-together prototype rig to the most profitable product of all time.

Hear the untold stories of how a brilliant team conceived, created and prototyped the touchscreen-based mobile computer. The conversation will discuss how and why the iPhone was initially conceived, its primary design challenges, and the road to producing a world-changing device inside Apple and out.


Greg Christie – The head of Apple’s Human Interface team, which designed the look and feel of the software that powers the iPhone, Christie had wanted to make a mobile computer since Apple’s failed Newton—the iPhone was his passion project.

Brian Huppi – A self-described jack-of-all-trades hardware engineer, he joined Apple to build the next insanely great thing. He built the first prototype that would become the iPhone and the iPad.

Bas Ording – From the late 90s to the mid 00s, Ording was Apple’s top user interface designer. He was Steve Jobs’ secret weapon for designing software, and is the man behind the game-like, interactive feel of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad’s user interface.

Brian Merchant – Author of the One Device and an editor of Motherboard, VICE’s technology channel, will be moderating.

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