Many have heard of Tony Fadell as the founder of Nest, which was ultimately acquired by the company.
Fadell talks in detail about the project oncreating a MacBook with a touch screen. This idea, apparently, was considered, even under Steve Jobs in the last years of his work at Apple. Most likely, the company was not too happy with what Microsoft did with its tablets (long before Surface), and wanted to make its product much better.
However, the company was not sure thatsensor technical capabilities could be applied to large displays on a large scale. Another problem was the creation of touch-compatible MacBook applications. Taking into account these factors, the company temporarily postponed the project.
Today we are seeing a resumption of interest in MacBook touch computers after launch. MacBook Pro with Touch Bar last year. Despite the fact that the company is still far from the actual creation of the touch MacBook, it is moving in the right direction.
Fadell also talked about Apple collaborating with Motorola to create the Moto Rokr. When asked if Apple intentionally sabotaged the Moto Rokr, Fadell simply said:
“We tried our best. Motorola did not do enough. Their software development team was not good enough. Their operating system was not good enough. And this experience was not very successful. All the problems simply merged, but we did not have a goal to create a bad product. "
He further mentioned that the company had nospecies on the iPhone when Rokr was developed, thereby relieving Apple of any responsibility in this matter. Apple apparently just probed the soil with the Rokr.
You can read the full interview at Wired.