Cult of Mac Magazine: iPhone turns 10: Inside stories from a decade of Apple innovation

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Cult of Mac Magazine: iPhone Turns 10
Get behind-the-scenes stories from the quest to create a world-changing gadget.
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It’s hard to put into words the iPhone’s massive impact on society over the past decade. But we tried! In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we’ve rounded up our best coverage (including stories from our collaboration with Wired UK) of the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.

We’ve got insider stories about the development of breakthrough iPhone features, ultra-rare iPhone prototypes and much more for your reading pleasure. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

This week in Cult of Mac Magazine

Bas Ording Crafting the ‘rubber band’ effect that launched the iPhone
Apple alum Bas Ording tells how he created the iconic touchscreen animation that convinced Jobs to build the iPhone.

slide to unlock The inside story of the iPhone’s ‘Slide to Unlock’ gesture
While Slide to Unlock is one of the iPhone’s simplest gestures, it proved tricky to design.

2017-06-23-09-37-15.10a2f45d2d34401fb23d513aeba8c674-780x378 Everything you need to know about the iOS 11 Dock
Like its Mac counterpart, the iOS 11 Dock packs in a surprising number of features.

iPhone-evoulotion Relive 10 years of amazing iPhone innovation
The iPhone packed a lot into its first astonishing decade. Not

iPhone-2G-prototype-780x488 Birth of the iPhone: How Apple turned clunky prototypes into a truly magical device
The touchscreen device that blew everyone’s minds in 2007 didn’t come about so easily.

Original-iPhone-780x505 The evolution of iOS: From iPhone OS to iOS 11
In a decade, it’s transformed from a simple touchscreen operating system lacking key features into a true computing behemoth with more tools than any one user could possibly need.

iphone_and_photo001-780x419 How the iPhone revolutionized photography
Here’s a brief overview of some of the ways the iPhone was transformed photography forever.

Safari-11-features-1--780x520 Everything you need to know about Safari 11
Apple’s web browser brings some big upgrades to enhance your browsing experience on macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.

Magnifier_iOS-780x585 How the iPhone made accessibility accessible to everyone
The iPhone was the first popular pocket computer to be easily usable by the blind and the hearing-impaired.

wearable-iPhone-concept-350x193 The future of the iPhone
Here are some of the many ways the iPhone might get better, stronger and faster in the next 10 years.