Ten years ago, on Jan. 9, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. A few months later on June 29, 2007, the iPhone was released to the public. No one knew just how much the iPhone would change our lives.
The iPhone was first introduced at the Macworld 2007 expo by Steve Jobs and described as “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.” When it first came out, people thought the iPhone wouldn’t last, but here we are 10 years later, arguing about AirPods and still waiting in line to get the newest phone.
Most people can’t imagine living without their iPhone — something Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, definitely agrees with. “iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work, and live,” said Cook in an Apple press release. “iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”
I can still remember upgrading my flip phone to an iPhone 3G and feeling totally weird to be carrying around what I thought was a glorified iPod that could make phone calls. Take a trip down nostalgia road and see all the different generations of the iPhone.