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10 Years of iPhone

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s release. It was back 2007 at Mac World, where Steve Jobs introduced their revolutionary product.

At the time the time, people were skeptical about the iPhone, especially since it was going up against established brands like Blackberry and Palm. But consumers loved the iPhone and that love for the iPhone have increased with each new model.

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.

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.

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.

eBay Canada has released some interesting stats about the iPhone. An iPhone is sold every 10 minutes on eBay and there are currently 50,000 listings on eBay.ca.

The first iPhone that was bought by a Canadian on eBay was a brand new first gen model with 8GB of storage and is sold for $1,100 CAD back in 2007. The first iPhone to be sold by a Canadian on eBay was sold for $700 CAD and it was also an  8GB model.

Canadians in Ontario buy and sell the most iPhones, followed by Quebec and British Columbia. Back in 2016, in the two weeks, before the iPhone 7 was released, about one iPhone 6 was sold per minute on eBay. And in 2014, around 435 previous iPhone models were sold per hour on eBay before the iPhone 6 launch.

eBay says that every generation of iPhone can be found on their site and there is an unopened 1st generation iPhone that can be had for $10,000 CAD.

You can find more iPhone deals at: ebay.ca/iphone




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