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The original iPhone turns 10

Today, marks the 10th anniversary of the day that Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone.

Jobs announced the iPhone at Macworld (which is no longer around) and everyone (especially reviewers) were pretty skeptical about the iPhone. At the time, Apple put their iPhone up against Blackberry and Palm, who were the market leaders back then.

And phones such as the Motorola RAZR were still going strong and consumers didn’t really see the need for a smartphone.

The first generation iPhone had 128MB of RAM , a 3.5-inch 480 by 320 display (with a resolution of 163ppi) and was available in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of storage. It was also sporting a 2-megapixel camera on the back.

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There was no front-facing camera and taking a “selfie” wasn’t a thing yet. One of Apple’s biggest sellers for the original iPhone was that it could load full web pages but using 2G networks (also called EDGE) and it would take about a minute to load up.

There’s no denying that Apple changed the way we think about smartphones. The original iPhone showed that having a multi-touch display was essential for a smartphone for the everyday person (and not just enterprise users). A short time after the original iPhone was announced and released, the App Store launched and it continued to outpace the competition.

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It’ll only be a few short months before we see the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.They’ll probably have the latest and greatest in camera, screen and hardware technology. If Apple is going to follow the same release schedule as years past, then we’ll see the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus be announced and released sometime in September.

Who knows what smartphones will be like in 8, 10 or even 20 years from now. All we know is that the iPhone (or in some form) will still be around.

 




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