How Steve Jobs Almost Leaked The Original iPhone’s Existence Before Introducing It At MacWorld

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Business Insider

Steve Jobs never had much tolerance for employees who leaked the company’s plans, but on one occasion, it was actually Jobs who came close to blowing the lid off a product, according to a former employee we spoke with. Shortly before Jobs and Apple unveiled the original iPhone at MacWorld in 2007, a group of engineers from the iPhone team went to Jobs’ home to debug a problem with the phone’s WiFi.

At one point while the team was working, a FedEx employee buzzed outside the house to deliver a package to Jobs. “Steve goes out to meet him because he has to sign for this package, but he’s got the iPhone in one of his hands,” said a former Apple employee was with the iPhone team at the time. “Steve just walks out casually, [hides] the phone behind his back, signs the package, and the FedEx dude marches off.”

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