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'Remarkably, Jobs Had To Be Talked Into Having Apple Build A Phone At All'

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STEVE JOBS 2007
BERLIN - SEPTEMBER 19: Apple head Steve Jobs speaks arrives at a press conference to announce that T-Mobile will be the partner for selling the iPhone in Germany September 19, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. The iPhone will go on sale for EUR 399 in Germany starting November 9. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) | Getty

Grignon knew the iPhone unveiling was not an ordinary product announcement, but no one could have anticipated what a seminal moment it would become. In the span of seven years, the iPhone and its iPad progeny have become among the most important innovations in Silicon Valley's history.

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