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Steve Jobs started the most epic telephone joke at Starbucks



On January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone and made a call to Starbucks at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

"Good morning," answered Maid Ying Hang "Hannah" Zhang. "What I can help?".

Then, Steve Jobs said, "Yes, I would like to place an order for 4,000 latte coffees, please." After the applause and laughter of the audience attending the conference, the good Steve indicated that it was a joke, There was a wrong number.


Many users are still spending the same phone joke


That telephone joke became the first call ever made from an iPhone . Although Steve Jobs had already had a conference with Jony Ive and Phill Schiller, but was fully prepared and scripted.



The phone call that Steve Jobs made to Starbucks was premonitory, and is that the most popular coffee chain in the world has processed up to 100 million mobile payments through its application . But at that time it was impossible to predict the revolution that smartphones have caused in the market, in any type of business.


According to Ying Hang Zhang, the employee who answered the call, recently said that she was very surprised and that something similar had never happened to her.

"HONESTLY, I WAS SURPRISED. I HAD NEVER HEARD ANYONE ORDERING 4,000 LATTE COFFEES TO GO. AFTER THE CALL, EVERYONE COPIED IT, WASTING TELEPHONE JOKES AND ORDERING THOUSANDS OF COFFEES. TO THIS DAY!"


Starbucks has a close relationship with Apple, both at the corporate level and at the consumer level. In fact, it is very common to enter a Starbucks and meet people working from your Mac and many young people using your iPhone while having a good hot coffee.

The fact is that the telephone joke of Steve Jobs became viral , and has a certain romanticism the fact that it was the first call made from an iPhone.

Source | Fast Company
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