On January 9th of 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever Apple iPhone to the world. Adorned in his standard black-turtle-neck-and-blue-jeans attire, Jobs announced the new device to thousands of Macworld attendees.

The Apple CEO started off the epic keynote by saying the famous lines, “This is a day, I’ve been looking forward to for 2 and a half years. Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything…”

The iPhone launched on June 29, 2007. In its 4 years of existence, the device has spawned dozens of look-a-likes, and continues to be a commonly used point of reference when grading the performance of other smartphones.

2011 has been an interesting year for the iPhone. In February Apple introduced the Verizon iPhone, ending AT&T’s 3 year run as the exclusive U.S. carrier. Then in April we finally saw the white iPhone 4 materialize, after 10 months of delay and speculation.

Apple reportedly sold close to 20 million iPhones last quarter, and they don’t show any sign of slowing down. The company is expected to sell in excess of 100 million units of its next-generation smartphone, slated to launch some time this fall.

Apple set out to “reinvent the phone,” and they did. Whether you’re a die hard Android user or a BlackBerry fan, you have to to admit that the iPhone was a game changer. It completely redefined how a “smartphone” should look and act.

Happy birthday, iPhone.

Thoughts?

  • autorun

    I still havnt owned an iPhone ever in my life.

    • BLiNK

      you should try it, you might like it!

    • Igeek1218

      Gave my step father a iPhone out of the blue (he’s a blackberry user 10+) and says he loves it never looking back he said 

    • Jon Garrett

      you’re not missing anything. once you get past the novelty of it., you’ll realize that its not much better than any other phone. you only want it because its the “must have” accessory right now.

      and if you get 2 of them like I and my wife have., you’ll hate the $206 a month phone bill.

  • James

    Good day for a Jailbreakme since it’s iPhones birthday!

  • Revvxz

    How many times did he say revolutionary o_O

  • ddr

    I remember watching that keynote. Happy birthday, iPhone.

  • Alastion

    I just can’t help chuckling every now and then watching that keynote again

  • Happy bday iPhone <3

  • Eduardo Gonzalez

    Still, Jailbreak tweaks fly past Apple’s existing expectations before a monster firmware release, such the the five

  • Over

    No Cydia icon on that bday Cake ? Strange…

  • attilaB

    I’d use it if it had a built in keypad and wasn’t touch screen. I hate though screens.

    • SubPrime

      lmao its like saying I’d use that really fast sports car if it wasn’t fast and sporty.

      Thats what iPhone is…. a touchscreen with no built in keyboard.

  • SRUm1sh

    Happy birthday, iPhone! <3

  • Ian

    4 years of apple changing the phone market

  • Revolutionary and amazing, that’s why i love it. Happy B’day iPhone…….

  • JR

    been an iphone owner since June 29 2007 and I have loved every minute of it.