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The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by [Merchant, Brian]
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Length: 417 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
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"Merchant tells a far richer story than I ― having covered Apple for years as a journalist ― have seen before." (Lev Grossman New York Times)

"Brian Merchant is a lovely writer... formidable... fascinating." (Hugo Rifkind The Times)

"A remarkable tale... the story it tells is compelling, even addictive - almost as addictive as the iPhone itself" (The Wall Street Journal)

"Delivers its quota of compelling anecdotes... Merchant's investigations have great depth... I have no doubt this book will fly off the shelves." (Evening Standard)

"Apple's culture of reverence and secrecy is no match for Brian Merchant in The One Device." (New York Times Book Review)

"A wild ride" (San Francisco Chronicle)

"The One Device is a tour de force. Brian Merchant has dug into the iPhone like no other reporter before him, travelling the world to find the untold stories behind the device’s creation and to uncover the very real human costs that come with making the iPhone. Packed with vivid detail, the book carries the reader from one unexpected revelation to the next with a fast-paced edge and heaps of analytical insight." (Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future)

"This is a stunning book―a comprehensive, fascinating, and compulsively engaging account of how the most revolutionary product of our age was invented. Brian Merchant sets off on a journey around the globe, from design studios in California to mines in South America to factories in China, to tell the human stories―the ruined marriages, the lost lives―behind this iconic device. You will never look at your iPhone the same way again." (Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble)

"Brian Merchant has written a fascinating biography of the iPhone, the most important single product ever created. If you’ve ever looked at the glowing screen in your hand and wondered where the hell it came from, this book provides rich, unexpected, and unusually sophisticated answers." (Alexis Madrigal, author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology)

"Compressing decades of competitive invention and behind-the-screen intrigue, Brian Merchant looks deep into the black mirror of the iPhone to tell us the prehistory―and cultural future―of Apple’s addictive device. This is the true science fiction of our time: how everyday experience was reinvented by a gadget." (Geoff Manaugh, New York Times bestselling author of A Burglar’s Guide to the City)

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The history, science and business behind the most commercially successful product ever created

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12272 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (22 June 2017)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John K. Lin
5.0 out of 5 starsI highly recommend it. When I first heard of this book
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Dean Scovill
5.0 out of 5 starsLearn the whole inside story of the iPhone.
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5.0 out of 5 starsHighly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 starsI couldn't put this one down. Merchant takes you ...
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