The first iPhone call was ignored and went to voice mail.
How prescient, right? Even the development team was like, “C’mon, man. Send me a text instead!” The intended recipient was Andy Grignon, an iPhone engineer, who told Merchant:
Instead of being this awesome Alexander Graham Bell moment, it was just like, “Yeah, … go to voice mail.” I think it’s very apropos, given where we are now… More at Inc.
Only presuming these are all true, but it is good to read some of the history around the icon we know and love today.