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

57. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

"It is hard to imagine a world without the Apple iPhone." LMFAO are you f*cking kidding me? Who wrote this crap, taco? I'm pretty goddam sure the world would be just fine.

56. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

now your just somebody that i used to know

54. beillax

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I can't believe it's already been 5 years! I remember my first iPhone 3Gs and I loved it coming from a T-Mobile MyTouch 3G. I have been loyal to Apple ever since. The iPhone is the perfect phone for me. My MyTouch never wanted to work properly. Hopefully the iPhone 5 brings some new hardware changes!

43. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

well...we should appreciate Apple for launching iPhone 5 years ago...which pushed other manufacturers and Google to enter a market where Apple envisioned monopoly...Thanks Apple for triggering a never ending tech war and and making Google give us Android :)

39. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

I gotta say although i am an android fanboy, the iphone was well how do I say it amazing.... 2 years ago :DDDD it still is good, but it is no match to today's android phones

35. gwhyte01

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 09, 2008

Happy bir......wtf. the title of this post makes me wanna gag.

32. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Five years old and still the same looks and specs and feautures...ok display and camera has improved immensely but other than that still tiny..no flash. No customization no turn by turn gps. No hdmi. No extra storage sd card..inless ylu shell out the extra bucks for the 64 gb version..dull blue background...no ram....so so processor....battery mah unknown to mankind....what else...and this was the same way five years ago...

31. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Happy Birthday!!! And...THANK YOU!!!!!

26. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Happy Birthday iPhone................. Guys stop hating iPhone atleast on her birthday, wish her your good wishes, and hope that from now onwards she will grow up nicely................ :) Whatever you guys say, but it's fact that iPhone really changed the smartphone world, I remember the time when I purchased my first iPhone, it was iPhone 3g to be precise. The moment I switched it on and started using it, I loved the touch of the screen, it was so different from all those capacitive screens out there, the clarity of screen at that time was just awesome, then the phone was so simple to use, no number of settings to go through again and again, and once you had your data settings in place, all the apps automatically connected to net, they didn't bothered you again and again which network to use to connect to internet( like what is standard in symbian). There was everything in that time in iPhone to like it, and above all competions didn't existed at that time.................... Today if we are seeing everything going touch screen, then you should remember that this fad was started by iPhon. iPhone really redefined the word smartphone. Though how much greedy Apple has become, but we should give credit where it's due.......... Hope Apple will leave it stubborness, and let smartphone world evolve more and more by letting the competition to exist peacefully. Apple should not forget that, if it's competitors had not helped it, and had Linux community stopped it from using modified version of Linux, then they would not be existing now. So instead of trying to stop competitiors exist, Apple should bring out more innovation in their products, try to learn from their competitors, this will make them more lovable, and people will throng in more larger lines to purchase their product. Hope the change in their nature will slowly come into their ethics with the new CEO Tim cook.............. Wish you happy evolving birthday iPhone......... :)

24. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

it seems like more andriod users commented than actual iphone users

47. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

As usual they're jealous of the iPhone and it's success

52. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yawn...The pot calling the kettle black

22. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Typing this on my iphone feels so right. I even watched the videos. I remember how cool the original iphone was but since i'm on verizon i didn't get one till the 4:(. I did get the orginal ipod touch and ios has always been such a beatuiful os.its great to see the iphone is still on top with the competition and soon the sixth generation of the device will be here.

46. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I'm excited for the new iPhone and what it will bring. My first iPhone was the 3GS. I switched from Verizon to AT&T to get it. Im now back on VZW with the 4S.

55. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I'm stuck trying to figure out how i will pay for the next iphone

21. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Happy Birthday iPhone! I'm crying right now!

38. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hahahahaha!!!

20. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I don't think it counts as a birthday if you stopped growing after 1 year.

37. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

i havent grown an inch since my 24th birthday thank you for information.. now I know how old I am

62. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Holy sh*t you're 24+ years old and you still type and talk like a punch drunk chimp with downs syndrome. Your skuul muzt beE sew PRowde!

45. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Totally detached from reality

61. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

As a crazy delusional person who makes up their own reality, you would know.

15. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Happy birthday Apple....from Annoying Orange! Apple iPhone? NO.

14. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Happy birthday iPhone, you might be getting more mature and growing up in age but not in functionality!

13. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

can you imagine someone coming to your birthday gathering not to wish you happy birthday but to tell you how much of a loser you are? hahahahaha thats what some of you are doing in this article...lol WOW much hate on a good day like this...lol i would think you would just skip over this article if you arent willing to offer your best wishes for the product life of this phone...

34. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Dude its a phone, wishing it a happy birthday is pointless anyway. One with no life can have no birth.

36. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

then why wish a phone to die and rot in hell..?...

51. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not sure what you are referring too. I never used those words...

60. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

No, we wish that on YOU and all......"people".....like you. Get on it and f*cking DIE ALREADY.

12. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Judge Koh is a mistress of Apple that is why she banned Samsung Tab from America.

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