Happy 7th birthday to the iPhone
Seven years ago today (Jan 9th) Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone.
At that time, Jobs hoped Apple would grab one percent of the global market for cell phones by the end of two thousand eight.
A recent survey stated nearly a quarter of all cell phones are iPhones.
Back then people had to wait to purchase the iPhone.
As the announcement was made in January.. and it wasn’t available for sale until the end of june of two thousand seven.
(CNN) “An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator,” Jobs said when preparing to introduce the iPhone in January 2007. “An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator…. These are not three separate devices!”
The original iPhone launched on AT&T with a handful of Apple-created apps. It had a 320×480 resolution, 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen and 2-megapixel camera, and ran iOS 1.0. Inside, it featured a 412MHz ARM 11 processor, a proximity sensor, and an accelerometer.
Priced at $499 and $599 for 4GB and 8GB models, the iPhone didn’t actually go on sale to eager hordes of consumers (hundreds of whom waited outside Apple Stores) until June 29.
“As a device, it’s a genre-bender,” former Gadget Lab editor Dylan Tweney said in his review of the landmark device. “Never before have American consumers had access to a phone that is simultaneously so powerful, so elegant, and that performs so many functions.”
So what will the iPhone 6 be like?