At the Democratic National Convention Platform Hearing, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has claimed that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was not the brains behind the iPhone.

A screen grab of from the video, Nancy Pelosi
A screen grab of from the video. Pic/YouTube

Pelosi the Minority leader of the US House of Representatives, credits federal research for the innovation of the iPhone and its groundbreaking features like, GPS, digital camera, wireless data compression etc.


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"Anybody here have a smartphone? In this smartphone, almost everything came from federal investments and research. GPS, created by the military, flatscreens, LLD [sic], digital camera, wireless data compression, research into metal alloys for strength and lightweight, voice recognition — the list goes on and on…. They say Steve Jobs did a good idea designing it and putting it together. Federal research invented it."

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone at the Macworld Conference 09 January 2007 in San Francisco, California. Pic/AFP
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone at the Macworld Conference 09 January 2007 in San Francisco, California. Pic/AFP

Nancy Pelosi served as the 52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. Pelosi to date is the highest-ranking female politician in American history and the only woman to have served as the House Speaker.

She was elected as the Democratic Leader by House Democrats and therefore the Minority Leader in the Republican-controlled House for the 112th Congress (Barack Obama) on November 17, 2010.