On a stage in San Fransisco, California, on January 9th, 2007, Apple’s Chief Executive Steve Jobs told the audience that was in attendance, “Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes the world,” he said. “Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” Even though when the iPhone 1st came out, critics said that the iPhone was a hodgepodge, trying to do too much. Since it didn’t include a stylus, or physical keyboard, and originally didn’t have a formal secure email app for business users, that the average person would never use it. WHOOPS WHERE THEY WRONG!
In 2006, prior to the iPhone announcement the most popular phones were
and most of the popular phones looked like the BlackBerry Pearl, with a full keyboard (as shown below)
Then came Apple.
The Apple Press Info
The following is part of the original press release by Apple about the new shiny toy known as an iPhone, from 2007.
So with 10 years and over 1 billion iPhones sold world-wide, I guess all we can say is
Happy Anniversary Apple!!
- Steve Jobs Photo – Wikipedia
- Best Selling Phones of 2006 List – Wikipedia
- BlackBerry Pearl Photo – Wikipedia
- Apple Press Release iPhone 2007 – Apple