On January 9th, 2007, the revolutionary and co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs stood on a stage and introduced the device that has redefined technology around the world— the iPhone. It has been a decade, and now Apple is celebrating that announcement at Macworld 2007. At that time Jobs described Apple’s new device a three-in-one product: “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.”
10 years down the road, the iPhone has gone through multiple revisions since, but how Jobs envisaged the device being used is still accurate today. In his speech, he described the device not only as being a functional phone, he described a device that could play movies, podcasts, and TV shows, as well as transfer your browser bookmarks and sync your photos.
At the time, this concept seemed impossible– having a full-fledged computer that you can control with your fingers and not a stylus in your pocket — but time has shown Jobs’ vision to be entirely correct. If anything, the iPhone Jobs described in 2007 is closer to the iPhone 7 than the original model: a large-screened device that can easily stream music and movies through apps developed for iOS.
In this ten year period, the iPhone is still Apple’s most important device, as current CEO Tim Cook noted in today’s memorial post. He said
“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. The iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”
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