Apple celebrates 10-year anniversary of first iPhone unveiling

By , Jan 8, 2017

iphone-mosaic

Apple on Sunday posted a press release entitled “iPhone at ten: the revolution continues.” The announcement recognizes that it’s been 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone, and reflects on how far the handset has come.

By now, everyone knows the story. On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs took the Macworld stage and told the audience: “every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” And the rest, as they say, is history.

“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 Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

“It is amazing that from the very first iPhone through to today’s newest iPhone 7 Plus, it has remained the gold standard by which all other smartphones are judged. For many of us, iPhone has become the most essential device in our lives and we love it,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone is how we make voice and FaceTime calls, how we shoot and share Live Photos and 4K videos, how we listen to streaming music, how we use social media, how we play games, how we get directions and find new places, how we pay for things, how we surf the web, do email, manage our contacts and calendars, how we listen to podcasts, watch TV, movies and sports, and how we manage our fitness and health. iPhone has become all of these things and more. And I believe we are just getting started.”

We look back at the original iPhone unveiling every year, but there’s something special about the 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Apple entered the smartphone space—a category that now accounts for 60% of its revenue.

If you haven’t watched the famous iPhone keynote in a while, you can do so here. “An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator.”

Source: Apple

  • Share:
  • Follow:

  • john snow

    Internet communicator!!

    • Jamessmooth

      Crazy to think what kind of internet “smart” phones used to have before iPhone.

      • john snow

        wap

  • Hektōr

    An iPod, a Phone and an Internet Communicator. Are you getting it?

  • Rowan09

    After the iPhone was released I became a mobile, hardware, etc technician. I made a lot of money and that’s why I became an Apple guy.

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    I wonder what the next 10 years of iPhone will bring.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Tim cook should step down as a CEO and Craig Fede… whatever his surname is should be the head honcho. Because Tim is your typical MBA numbers guy ceo, he’s doesn’t have any showmanship during product keynotes, he cares more about product margins and stock buy backs than product development. iOS has suffered greatly too many bugs and Siri became stagnant. Mac line up got neglected and etc. my 2¢ Lol anyway, Happy Anniversary iPhone.

  • Kr00

    Happy birthday iPhone

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Here’s to 10 more years…