Who can forget the sensation when Steve Jobs launched the iPhone on January 9, 2007, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco?
The epic event of the unveiling of the fully touchscreen and connected mobile phone heralded the dawn of the smartphone age, as this first of its kind device quickly became an everyday essential.
Apple’s first iPhone reverberated through the tech world with its 3.5-inch touchscreen with multitouch technology for stylus-free operation, its 2-Megapixel onboard camera and its 16GB built-in memory.
As well as bringing us Edge, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, the device also came loaded with its own highly intuitive operating system, initially called “iPhone OS,” and with access to a plethora of handy applications – the Safari web browser, an email app, weather, Google Maps, YouTube to name a few.Apple iPhone launch ten years ago was the dawn of the smartphone
The prototype the former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was seen showing off on stage was, in fact, still unfinalised, and suffered from several technical bugs. But, the device’s live demo still proved a showstopping event at the time.
Since the iPhone went on sale in the USA from June 29, 2007, it not only revolutionised mobile technology but has since sold over a billion of its various iPhone handsets worldwide.
Today’s smartphones are everyday objects we take for granted but we should all remember that when Steve Jobs made the launch, Apple not only blazed the trail and was quickly followed by other manufacturers, our lives changed forever.
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