Tech Discovery: Freddy Anzures’ iPhone contribution

“I took that idea, sketched it in my little sketchbook and when I got back to Apple, I realized that design with the engineers and other designers on the team and they resulted in the slide to unlock interface — literally the face you had to do in order to get inside the phone.”

It was a key contribution to the design of the original iPhone.

That familiar left to right swiping motion, reinforced by a clicking sound.

Unlocking Apple’s smartphone for a number of years took the slide-to-unlock feature, designed and patented by Filipino-American Freddy Anzure.

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