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The Mixtape Ft. Otis Redding and the Secret Origin of the iPhone

This week we remember the musical legacy of Otis Redding and take a peek into the origins of the iPhone. Both Otis Redding and the iPhone have had incredible influence on modern music and how we experience it.

King of Soul

Make sure you put your headphones on for this one. This site was created by Jon Yablonski to commemorate the life and musical legacy of the King of Soul, Otis Redding. This is a powerful and educational website and brings a piece of important American musical history to a new audience. This website not only brings to light his Otis Redding’s legacy but helps us experience the King of Soul 50 years later.

King of Soul | Read Time: 5 minutes

 

The Secret Origin Story of the iPhone

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the unveiling of the iPhone. It felt just like yesterday that Apple was bragging about how we could cram 1000 songs into our pocket with the iPod Nano. Now, you can have access to millions of songs, music videos, and more with a connected device. Things have moved quickly. This particular article is an extraordinary look into the world of Apple and what it takes to create some of the world’s most innovative products and the philosophy behind it all.

The Verge | Read Time: 15 minutes