10 years ago today Steve Jobs unveiled to the world the first iPhone product from Apple at Macword 2007 in San Francisco. In this famous keynote he described the new iPhone revolution as three things – “An iPod, a phone and an internet communicator. An iPod, a phone… are you getting it? These are not separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it ‘iPhone’. Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone, and here it is.”
Today the iPhone holds 27% of the smartphone market with total sales reaching 1 billion devices on July 27, 2016. The impact of the iPhone has changed the way many of us go about our daily lives. From the way we communicate, spend our money, travel, record and share our lives, get up in the morning, work out and connect with the world.
“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day.” – Tim Cook. CEO, Apple.
With the average smartphone user spending 3 hours and 15 minutes consuming media every day, iPhone has helped innovate the face of the internet and the mobile app market, enabling fast web browsing and high-performance apps to run smoothly.
10 years ago today, iPhone changed everything about the way we thought about the smartphone. To see just how far they’ve come from their first generation iPhone, watch the famous keynote video below: