June 20th talk at Seattle’s Town Hall

In conversation with Fast Company’s Alex Pasternack, one of the best journalists on the tech/science beat going. Should be a great discussion—looking forward to this one.

Here’s the event descrip:

“Odds are that as you read this, an iPhone is within reach. But before Steve Jobs introduced “the one device,” as he called it, a cell phone was merely what you used to make calls on the go. How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? In The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the international inside story you won’t hear from Cupertino. Reporting on interviews with the engineers, inventors, and developers involved in the iPhone’s creation, Merchant, in conversation with journalist and producer Alex Pasternack, explains how the cutting-edge tech that makes the world work—touch screens, motion trackers, and even artificial intelligence—made their way into our pockets.”

LA Live Talks, 6/22

Honored to be sitting down for an LA Live Talk to discuss that one device—this conversation will be hosted by the inimitable Claire Evans at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica.

More details at the events page:

The secret history of the invention that changed everything-and became the most profitable product in the world. June 29, 2017, marks the 10th anniversary of the device that changed our world—the iPhone.