Happy 15th birthday to the first iPhone

On Sunday, January 7, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at Macworld San Francisco. While Jobs didn’t use the term ‘post-PC era’ then, that’s what the iPhone created. This was truly the device for productive, creative people on the move, and as an extra bonus, it ran OS X rather than Windows Vista.

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That 2007 keynote is justifiably famous for how well it introduced the iPhone. Jobs opened it by saying that, “We’re going to make some history together today” and it is the phone he meant.

His presentation is an example of a really finely produced keynote, and it takes you through the world of cell phones as they were before showing you exactly where they were all going wrong. And then how the iPhone would of course fix all that.

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Today the segment showing what phones used to look like is a historical curiosity. But at the time, that wasn’t the past, it was the present and these archaic-seeming phones were the best available.

Today the segment showing what phones used to look like is a historical curiosity. But at the time, that wasn’t the past, it was the present and these archaic-seeming phones were the best available.
The original ‌iPhone was nothing to write home about specs wise with its 3.5-inch LCD display, no Touch ID Home Button, huge bezels, a non Apple made chipset (made by Samsung), and an lousy 2-megapixel camera, but it was still unlike any other smartphone that was on the market at the time. Steve Jobs has described the device “An iPod® with touch controls, a phone, and a internet communications device. The iPhone was unique that it didn’t include a keyboard, that let’s users control iPhone with fingers.