The iPhone Turned the Young Age Of 16 But Life Is Unimaginable Without It
16 years ago the late Steve Jobs presented the iPhone to the public for the first time at the Macworld
16 years ago the late Steve Jobs presented the iPhone to the public for the first time at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. He teased a “revolutionary product” that would change “everything.” And, well, he wasn’t wrong, not in the least bit.
The small touchscreen gadget has evolved over the years to become a piece of technology that is a staple to living. On January 9, 2007, Jobs told the crowd, “Today we’re introducing three revolutionary products. The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough internet communications device.” He continued to reveal, “These are not three separate devices. This is one device. And we are calling it iPhone.”
Only Keyboard When You Need It
Jobs took a jab at keyboards and their ability to stay past their welcome, always being there whether you need them or not. He explained, “what we’re going to do is get rid of all these buttons, and just make a giant screen.”
The touchscreen design behind the iPhone made this small piece of technology as big as the creation of personal computers. It also became the foundation for many rival phones to follow. Just three months after its release, the original iPhone sold more than 6 million units. And, Job’s vision of the “giant screen” continued when Apple removed the button at the bottom of the screen in 2017.
iPhone or Nowhere
iPhones and their competitors have become increasingly popular since the release of the original apple product. It’s also created the ultimate ‘this or that’ debate given by its cult following along with Androids.
This past September, Apple’s latest release was the iPhone 14 which took Jobs’ vision of combining a mobile phone, an iPod, and the internet on one device and elevated it beyond his imagination with all new features such as a multi-lense camera.
The history of iPhone making (that continues to be done) includes the:
- iPhone (2007)
- iPhone 3G (2008)
- iPhone 3GS (2009)
- iPhone 4 (2010)
- iPhone 4s (2011)
- iPhone 5 (2012)
- iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c (2013)
- iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (2014)
- iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus (2015)
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
- iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
- iPhone XR, XS and XS Max (2018)
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max (2019)
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max (2020)
- iPhone 13 mini, 13, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max (2021)
- iPhone SE (2022)
- iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max (2022)
It’s become almost impossible to imagine a life without this phone in the palm of your hand. A Piece of technology that was once just an accessory to our lives for answering a call away from home or responding to a message in a quick instant through text has become almost a necessity to everyday life. And to think, there is now a generation alive that knows nothing of the experience of going to your local phone retailer to pick out your next cool phone.
How devoted are you to your iPhone? Could you make the switch the Android? Could you go back in time to the days of flip phones and blackberry?