Remembering the iPhone Revolution of Steve Jobs
“An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator.” Steve Jobs explained on January 9th, 2007, at the Macworld conference stage. “This is one device.”
Over a decade ago, Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone to an audience of four thousand people. Since then, Apple iPhones have been the phone of choice for millions of consumers around the world. The first generation iPhone featured a 2-megapixel camera, iPod touch-inspired design, and a 3.5-inch touchscreen.
At the time, the iPhone was an immense risk for Steve Jobs and for Apple’s future. The cell phone market was previously dominated by companies like Nokia and BlackBerry. Apple’s biggest sellers were Mac computers and iPods, therefore, nobody knew how the iPhone would fair against the competition. Eventually, Nokia and BlackBerry were dethroned and Apple came out on top.
Jobs even rebranded “Apple Computers Inc.” to simply “Apple Inc.” to signify they were more than just a computer company. Jobs and Apple have made numerous upgrades since the conception of the original iPhone. By today’s standards, the first iPhone is merely primitive and outdated. In response, companies have developed their own devices to compete with Apple over the last decade.
“Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone… We want to make a leapfrog product that is smarter than any mobile device has ever been and super easy to use.” Apple and Steve Jobs made their mark on history that day on January 9th, 2007.
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