The first iPhone launch: When Steve Jobs kick-started a revolution
On June 29, 2007, Apple launched the first iPhone at a press event in Cupertino, California. The revolutionary smartphone was the brainchild of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. (Reuters)
The first iPhone, revolutionized the smartphone industry and changed the way people communicate and access information.
At the time of its launch, the iPhone was a revolutionary product that combined the functionality of a phone, music player, and internet device all into one sleek, touchscreen device.
It featured a large, multi-touch screen, a virtual keyboard, and a simple, intuitive interface that made it easy for users to navigate.
One of the most innovative features of the original iPhone was its web browsing capabilities and it was the first smartphone to use a mobile version of the Safari web browser.
Steve Jobs described the iPhone as a single device that houses the iPod, an Internet communicator and a mobile phone. (Reuters)
The original iPhone also featured a built-in camera, a music player, making it a versatile device for both personal and professional use.
Upon its launch, the iPhone quickly became a popular and influential device, with many other smartphone manufacturers attempting to replicate its success.
The launch of the original iPhone was a major milestone for Apple, and it marked the beginning of a new era in the tech industry. (Reuters)
Steve Jobs said that the iPhone "...is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone."