I was recently listening to the All-In podcast and someone there asked a very interesting question about remote working and the recent news that Apple employees don't want to go back to the office - "Would the iPhone be invented if the teams working on it were remote?".
I'm sure there is an argument to be made that engineering teams need to be together to work on the hardware. But what about software, design and all other functions?
There must be something "quite special" about being shouted at by Steve Jobs in person that created the iPhone 😅
Or stories like how the original iPhone keyboard (short video I found about it, but the longer story explains how teams collaborated on it in more detail) was invented just show how important it was for those teams to be together in the office.
What do you think?