Apple are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone today, after the first ever iPhone went on sale on June 29, back in 2007.
It was described as ‘a revolutionary product that changes everything’. Steve Jobs joked that they were announcing three products, when in fact they were all combined into the one device, creating the iPhone.
“Today, we’re introducing three revolutionary products of this class. The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device. So, three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls; a revolutionary mobile phone; and a breakthrough Internet communications device. An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … are you getting it? These are not three separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it iPhone.”
Steve said that the iPhone was both smarter and easier to use than existing smartphones, which had smaller screens, hardware keyboards and whose touchscreens required a stylus.
Now 10 years on, and where would we be without the beloved iPhone. Not only have they got amazing cameras, which have turned the hobby of photography into an every day use. Touch ID, which has created an even stronger deterrent for theft. Faster download speed and many more features we couldn’t live without today. The iPhone truly has developed so much throughout the years making it a necessity and need rather than a desirable piece of technology.