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50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

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Summary

Much has been written and said about the contribution of the late Steve Jobs and other leading figures at Apple to the creation and development of the iconic iPhone, and its subsequent impact on our lives. And rightfully so. But there are other key players in the story who have been forgotten – and without whom the iPhone might have been little more than an expensive toy. Tim Harford tells the surprising story of how the iPhone became a truly revolutionary technology. Producer: Ben Crighton Editors: Richard Knight and Richard Vadon (Photo: Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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