Oral History of Nitin Ganatra Part 2

Interviewed by Hansen Hsu, on 2017-05-30 in Mountain View, California, X8186.2017 © Computer History Museum

In Part 2 of his oral history, Ganatra goes into more detail on the development of the UIKit and iPhone software, including the decisions not to initially support copy/paste and MMS on the original iPhone, working with Steve Jobs, the Keynote presentation, and going through the technical approval process with AT&T, and shipping the phone. Ganatra also discusses the decision to create the iPhone SDK based on UIKit, and the process of sanitizing UIKit for public release. Ganatra also discusses the changes to iOS that were made to support the iPad.

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Catalog Number: 102740175 Lot Number: X8186.2017

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