Everything Thing Is A Remix Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson just released a new case study for his popular series that tackles whether the iPhone is a truly original idea, or just a hodgepodge of copying and improvements like pretty much everything else. The case study starts by contesting Steve Jobs’ claim that Apple invented Multi-Touch – when really the technology was being developed for years by many companies – before strolling through some of Apple’s other inspirations.
The video does give Apple credit for creating a device that the entire mobile industry copied, while also providing a great survey of the real world objects Apple used as inspiration in Apple’s UI designs that helped make the iPhone and iOS so revolutionary. Ultimately the film turns to iOS 7 and the ideas Apple
borrowed copied remixed from Windows Phone and Android.
Watch the video below and tell us in the comments whether you think the iPhone got a fair treatment: