How to make an iPad 2 in less than 24 hours
It’s a classic Apple trick: build a new iPhone in one weekend, then take it to a new owner in a few weeks.
In many ways, this is Apple’s best-kept secret.
In a new post for the Wall Street Journal, Apple founder Steve Jobs tells the story of how he built the original iPad 2, which was launched in September 2009.
In this episode, Jobs tells how he took the device apart in just five hours, then shipped it to his wife, Cindy, in just three.
He describes how he sold his iPhone 4 to an unsuspecting family member, how he started a blog, and how he wrote the book Apple Icons.
In an interview with The Verge, Jobs also talked about his plans for Apple’s next product, a new version of the iPhone called the iPhone 6.
“The iPhone 6 is going to be bigger, heavier, more powerful, and be better than anything else on the market,” Jobs said.
“It’s going to have a battery that’s twice as good as the iPhone 5s.”