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The One Device

The Secret History of the iPhone

By Brian Merchant
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The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant

The One Device (2017) lays out the history of what may be the most important piece of technology on the market: the Apple iPhone. From an interview with an IBM engineer to the frightening depths of a Bolivian mine, Merchant takes us everywhere and explains how the iPhone was born and what it means for the world.

  • Tech geeks and gadget nerds
  • Lovers of technological history
  • iPhone users

Brian Merchant is a journalist of science and technology. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Slate, Fortune magazine and the Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. He’s also an editor for Motherboard – the science and technology department of VICE.

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