Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone


   On the 9th of January, 2007, Microsoft CEO Steve Jobs revealed one of the most impactful technological advancements in modern history. If someone were to go outside today, they would be sure to see it everywhere. It revolutionized society and our generation. That single piece of technology was the iPhone.

   At the time, many mobile phones were a fused hybrid of a screen and a keyboard. They were clunky to use and were not very convenient for the average consumer. Websites were troublesome to use, and keyboards were too small or massive in size. The iPhone hoped to revolutionize the smartphone and create something everyone had to have.

   Where the iPhone was different from every other phone was because of its screen. It was the first phone to have a screen encompassing its entire surface with no keyboard, no extending antennas. The phone was one sleek black screen with a built-in camera. It was easy to use when compared to most phones for both consumers and website developers.

   However, there were some problems with the phone. There was a $499 price tag on it, which considering its capabilities, was steeply overpriced even at the time. The camera was also weak, with a strength of only 2 megapixels, and without the capacity to take videos. There was little storage, with only 4GB available to store apps, photos, files, and other downloadable content. It had a screen size of 3.5 inches and weighed around 4.8 ounces. Also, there was no app store at the time.

   Despite all of these issues, the iPhone set the blueprint for the modern smartphone. Other companies would create their own phones: companies such as Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, and so many more. When Steve Jobs revealed the iPhone at the Macworld Convention in San Francisco, he knew that it was something extraordinary. He proclaimed the iPhone as a “revolutionary and magical product,” and he was right.


Apple’s first iPhone: How it looked and what it could do – Business Insider 

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