iPhone is 10 years old
Apple s iPhone is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. The iPhone was first introduced in 2007 by Steve Jobs, and it has come a long way since then. It was one of the first devices to completely ditch the keyboard, at a time when BlackBerry with its QWERTY keyboard was seen as the ultimate smartphone.
BlackBerry was something everyone aspired to in the pre-2007 era, but the iPhone changed all of that. The iPhone didnt need a stylus, it had a touchscreen keyboard, and was pitching apps, not emails as the highlight.
When iPhone launched in 2007, it was called the Jesus phone, the one that everyone wanted, and other manufacturers wanted to mock. The iPhone was launched by Apple CEO and co-founder, the late Steve Jobs at the MacWorld conference in 2007.
"This is a day I have been looking forward to for two and a half years. Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything," is how Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at the launch event.
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus were launch in September 2016. This was the first time that Apple introduced a dual-rear camera on the bigger plus version; it also made OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) as standard on both phones.
Apple redesigned the Home button, introduced a camera which could capture DSLR-style portraits, and also got rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone. The series also saw a new Jet Black and Matte Black colour variant being introduced.
There are also the first smartphones from Apple to be officially water and dust resistant.
We know iPhone 8 or iPhone 7s as some are calling it, will launch in September 2017. For Apple, the tenth year of the iPhone means there s a significant burden of expectations.
Rumours claim a redesign all glass body, no home button, wireless charging support, and more. We will have to wait and see if 2017 turns out to a revolutionary year for the iPhone or not.