If you think your job is tough, try being a software engineer at Apple. The engineers had just barely two weeks to make the iOS software for the first iteration iPhone.
According to The Guardian, an engineer who is still working with Apple told about the slight affair that started back in 2005.
As noted in the article…
“Greg Christie – who is still in charge of Apple’s user interface team – said that he was working for former iPhone software chief Scott Forstall, who recruited him to the top-secret team in late 2004 for a project codenamed “purple” which was to become the iPhone. “
According to Christie, there was a rush to get the iOS working in proper order to make it to market as quickly as possible with the original iPhone.
It’s amazing that the rush is no longer pushing Apple any further the way it used to. The iPhone 6 is definitely well under wraps, but the urgency seems to be missing from Apple’s motives these days.