Happy Birthday, Apple iPhone

Happy Birthday, Apple iPhone
In two days, it will be the fifth birthday of the Apple iPhone. In the nearly 5 years since June 29th 2007, 250 million units of the phone have shipped and the product alone creates $30 billion in profit every year. In fact, this one device is larger than Microsoft which itself was once considered so large that the government tried to break it up into pieces. It is hard to imagine a world without the Apple iPhone. While five years ago the product did not exist, today it generates revenues of $25 billion per quarter or $100 billion a year.

The Apple iPhone has changed the lives of millions of people with new businesses created for the phone. Developers, case manufacturers, competing platforms, the Apple iPhone has spawned a large number of businesses related to the handset. Besides building up businesses, the Apple iPhone has been Godzilla-like, destroying companies as well. Consider that competitors like RIM and Nokia are heading south, and Palm is already dead.

On the other hand, the Apple iPhone was the motivation behind the creation of some amazing smartphones that 5 years ago would have seemed like magic. Take the 4.8 inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Where the 3.5 inch screen on the iPhone was once considered "generous," it is now seen as being small which is why the new version of the phone is expected to have a larger screen. Had the Apple iPhone never come to market, there still might have been an Android, but it would not be the same touch screen-centered OS that we know today.

Finally, the Apple iPhone helped make Apple the most valuable company on the face of the earth. 15 years ago, Apple was having serious problems which is hard to believe since today the company's stock is close to $600 a share. The Apple iPhone turned a staid piece of electronics into a highly desirable product and a status symbol. And regardless if you own an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S III or a Nokia Lumia 900, it all dates back to June 29th 2007 with the launch of the Apple iPhone and the beginning of the modern mobile revolution. Happy fifth Birthday, Apple iPhone.

We found some videos that bring back the atmosphere of those days. Check them out, below.



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62 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well that is one spoiled 5 year old child. She is always trying to get her parents to sue rivals because they are better than she is....She needs to be banned...I meant grounded.

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

uhm, I think it's the ancestor. He was the revolutionary one... until the sons and sons sucked more and more and ruined the name of the great one... yup, I used to like the iPhone.

19. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Me too, loved the 3GS, until Apple started to suck and sue everyone. Not to mention the fanboys urgh.

27. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That kind of sounds like incest. The original iPhone was revolutionary but the iPhone's spawns mixed up & are all now defective. Kind of what the children of brother & sister copulation would be like. GROSS!

29. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its five years old and it looks like it hasn't aged (changed ;-) ) a day,that's not actually a good thing for this kinda birthday!

2. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

the end of the world for nokia!

3. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Happy birthday iPhone... ...arena

5. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

The Apple iPhone has been one of the most influencial products within our civilization! They have their flaws just like Android, Windows, and Blackberry...........but no one wouldve thought that the invention of the iPhone would spark the other 3 to "step their game up" I dont like Apple, but I have alot of respect for what they do and what theyve done to both the mobile operating system and mobile phone industries respectively Seems like decades ago that the original iPhone appeared on AT&T

49. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I only respect the first generation of iPhone up to 3GS.. after that, it was all about greed and domination.. sucky apple..

6. ilia1986 unregistered

The original iPhone was indeed revolutionary. iPhone 3G was a good product - added 3G and the app store. Anything afterwards not including the iPhone 4 retina display added only small incremental improvements. And no - Siri doesn't count since Voice commands have been on Android since 2.1 afaik.. Where is your revolution, Apple? Where is this software which is "at least 5 years ahead of anything currently available"? Android met and exceeded iOS in capabilities in version 1.5 - in 2009.

11. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

dude chill out for a day...lol enjoy the article for what it is... everyone knows Android has advanced past iOS there's no dispute about that... dont you have an iPhone? lol hug your phone kiss it and wish it a happy birthday for crying out loud...lol when your next upgrade comes up save up some money and buy you an android phone GEEZ!!!

16. ilia1986 unregistered

Oh no Sir. I will sell my iPhone. Then I will stomp on the box, smash it to pieces and was the remains down the toilet. There is no "next upgrade" for me. I'm not from the US. We don't get phones for the price of candy here. Here you gotta buy a phone for 700 - 1200$ with the hard cash.

17. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

wow i understand your position then... its expensive to buy phones where you're from... i guess its best to research a phone before you buy it...

18. ilia1986 unregistered

Yup. I just assumed Apple would open up the platform given Android's dominance. But nooooo. Never touching an Apple product again.

23. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

If you believed that I have a bridge to sell you? Anyway illia your assement on the each iphone was actually fair. Remember the s models are only meant to be incramental upgrades. Android does that to. Think of bionic to razr. The og iphone, iphone 3g, 4, and the next upgrade are the big ones.

25. ilia1986 unregistered

Yes but if the software is stuck in 2009 feature-wise - hardware doesn't matter that much.

28. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Well apple can only change there os so much since people are used to it. They won't win over many hardcore users by playing androids game so they are staying loyal to the fanbase they have. However i can honestly say that there isn't one feature my phone doesn't have that i want.

30. ilia1986 unregistered

You are then one of the rare people who want only what the iPhone can offer. And software is meant to evolve in look and feel. Just like you won't wear one set of clothes for life no matter how comfortable they are.

40. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I would say I'm in the majority

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I am with biophone

58. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

No one gives a sh*t, everybody hates you. Please end your life ASAP, preferably with fire.

42. ilia1986 unregistered

And you would be wrong. Android sales kinda prove that.

44. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I can do everything on my iPhone you can do on your android phone. iPhone has evolved exponentially since 2009

48. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Android is Open Source and iOS isn't Open Source and that's !00% proves that you can't do everything! ;)

50. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

then share on facebook your accomplishments!

53. ilia1986 unregistered

Then open your SD card folder, taco. Oh, wait.. :)

59. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LOL, that is FUNNY. You can do 90% of what an android phone can do, after you unlock it and void your warranty. Jesus christ taco, I swear you're getting dumber and more delusional by the hour.

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Halle-f**king-lujah.

8. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I like how towards the end of the 2nd video they show Hansel in the walk off from Zoolander. Freakin' hilarious.

9. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Happy Birthday iPhone! This phone changed the game... and caused other phone makers to spin technology that creates devices now that are amazing... (Samsung, HTC, Nokia and a few others have created superb devices since the original iPhone) it's good to see the iPhone still competing after all this time with small upgrades. i'm happy I got one. good phone! they should give away free apps in the app store...lol or 50% off or something!

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