Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Behind the Scenes of the First iPhone Announcement

Fred Vogelstein of the New York Times has a fascinating — albeit flawed — look behind the scenes of the first iPhone launch today, on the eve of the second anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death:

Grignon had been part of the iPhone rehearsal team at Apple and later at the presentation site in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. He had rarely seen Jobs make it all the way through his 90-minute show without a glitch. Jobs had been practicing for five days, yet even on the last day of rehearsals the iPhone was still randomly dropping calls, losing its Internet connection, freezing or simply shutting down.