Happy 10th Anniversary iPhone
Ten years ago on June 29, 2007—many waited (in line or online) for the first iPhone’s formal release. This week as the device turns 10, we’re looking at its impact and revisiting the phone that changed it all. As such, we wanted to resurface this trip down iPhone review memory lane. This piece first ran on January 9, 2017 (ten years after Steve Jobs first unveiled his now signature product to the world).
The iPhone with its 3.5-inch display had lack of a physical keyboard. Apple-designed touch-based user interface, and multi-touch support, was unique among phones of that era. And as Jobs promised, it changed everything. The product that some speculated would fail miserably shaped the smartphone industry and made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world.
What will Apple call its 2017 iPhone? Will it be iPhone Edition to the iPhone X, iPhone 10 or even iPhone Pro, we analyse all the latest rumours, news, and evidence.
While most are referring to that model as the iPhone 8, numerous reports and rumours have suggested Apple could be using a completely different name this year. Most of that is down to the fact 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first iPhone launch (on June 29th, specifically), but there’s a little more to it.
History VS Future
When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, he presented it as three revolutionary products.
A widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device. “An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator. Are you getting it? These are not three separate devices,” said Jobs. “This is one device.”
Over the years, the iPhone has evolved and it’s not just three products, it’s over a dozen. From basic phone now also a high quality point and shoot camera, a camcorder, a GPS device, a portable gaming system, a wallet replacement, etc.
As Tim Cook said in 2016 when Apple reached its 1 billion iPhone milestone, the iPhone is “more than a constant companion,” it’s “an essential part of our daily life.” These days, we don’t ever have to be parted from our iPhones, even in the shower. It’s indispensable.
While Apple is a much different company today than it was 10 years ago, and there will never again be another “first” iPhone, we may see a little original iPhone magic in 2017. This year’s iPhone, which some rumors say will be promote as an anniversary iPhone. It’s looking like it will include some of the biggest design changes we’ve seen made to the iPhone since 2007.
We need to wait and see what will this year iPhone promote to the world. Happy 10th Anniversary iPhone!