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Who invented the iPhone? Steve Jobs or the United States Government? Nancy Pelosi questions the attribution of this invention to the genius of Apple. Thus it seems that now the telephone would not be a thing of the company of the bitten apple.
The leader of the Democrats in the United States House of Representatives has assured that the invention of the iPhone belongs to the United States Government. This phone arose based on federal research funding.
Thus Pelosi remembers that almost every component of a smartphone has been made by the federal or military. In other words, GPS, LCD screens, digital cameras, file compression or voice recognition are inventions born for such.
Apparently, for Nancy Pelosi, Jobs just put these components together creating a good business idea. And this tells us that we should recognize the invention to the United States Government.
In any case, Pelosi thanks Apple for giving the possibility to extend to the consumer a product like the iPhone.
Technology born for military use
The reality is that Pelosi's speech regarding the invention of the iPhone does and does not make sense. The invention of the iPhone is not the government's own, but it is true that the financing of its components is theirs and with a purely military objective.
It is true that Jobs has taken this technology to revolutionize the world in another way. But neither should we forget that in the end practically all technology has a military origin. Thus the Internet itself was born as a communication tool for military purposes in the United States. Subsequently, its commercial use was given, as was the clear example of the GPS incorporated in the iPhone or in any phone.