It's mere hours before new iPhones come, so let's re-watch Steve Jobs changing the game with the first iPhone

It's mere hours before new iPhones come, so let's re-watch Steve Jobs changing the game with the first iPhone
Remember January 9, 2007? This is when Steve Jobs stepped on stage, pulled out an iPhone, and went on to forever change computing. It was a magical moment then that's especially worth watching now, colored by the lens of history. Eight years of mobile technology development have truly given us the perspective needed to appreciate just how ahead of everything else that was considered a "mobile device" at the time the original iPhone was. 

Yes, it was a flawed first-generation product that lacked basics such as native apps and 3G for a time, but Apple quickly came back to its senses. After all, it's only normal to lose grip here and there when you've spent the last 30 months and an estimated $150 million developing a device so innovative.

Besides His Steveness delivering one of the best keynotes in his life, other highlights from the historical footage include an appearance from none other than Google's Eric Schmidt, a phone conversation with Jony Ive and Phil Schiller participating, and the audience's minds being blown from every slide, of course! Enjoy the footage, and enjoy what's about to happen in San Francisco at 10AM Pacific!

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29 Comments

1. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

The best salesman ever!!

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

He also lied big time and said it comes with a full Mac OS at the time, it be like Ms saying that ther phones run full windows, oh yes but the windows 10 phones will be very close to it on the other hand

24. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

The best scammer ever!!

2. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Trolling aside, I gotta admit that the smartphone industry wouldn't be where it is now if the iPhone didn't come out

6. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Trolling aside , this what you just wrote, is the biggest BS ever, that the apple's propaganda try to make us believe.

12. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Actually it wouldn't be where it is now without nokia. Go do some google searches on the n95 etc to see what nokia brought to the table WAAAY before the iphone was announced. Iphone wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Nokia, motorola, samsung etc. They put all the hard work in and all apple really did was introduce a capacative screen and smoother operating system. The original iphone didn't even have 3g, mms, sat nav or a camera flash amongst other things ..... it was junk

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

DUDE!!! I remember the N95! I remember wanting one so bad, but it was too expensive for me at the time. That and I want to say that maybe it wasn't available in my market. That being said, I think that while the N95 phone was rich in features, it was behind in user interface and that's where the iPhone excelled. People were excited about a device that would actually become more functional over time with App development and that's something that other devices lacked, at least to the level that was capable on the iPhone.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes and no. Just because you do it first doesn't mean you did it right. As well no phone represents the n95 today, phones are not sliders today, don't have keys today, don't have 6 different nav buttons today. They have 1 or 3, or now the trend is on screen keys. At any rate, current phones 'cool' factor and must have can be attributed to apple, it made people want smartphones and not look at them as some geek device someone doesn't need.

14. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

Believe me The world would be the same but without too much BS

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't like Apple, but I do love watching the unveiling of the original iPhone. Steve Jobs was one hell of a sales man. RIP.

5. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Try harder iboy

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Umm... you're 100% ignorant if you think I'm an "iBoy".

26. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

You certainly are. Since you always give that pos credit.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

WTF!?! You've been a member of this site a whole 2 days and posted 9 times, you know nothing. Also I give credit when credit is due, I also do my fare share of criticizing as well, Android, Windows, and especially Apple.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

C'mon, Scott. You can't tell that this is that idiot, Arte waiting for ban #20?

29. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You can't expect me to keep track of all the idiots on this site. LOL

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

Fair enough, Scott, but as much I hate to pair these two things together, he is probably among the greatest of them all.

4. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

OMG please Not again.

7. thxultra

Posts: 446; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

People can say what they want but no had seen a phone anything like the origional iphone when Steve Jobs announced it. He was a visionary, look at how awful the competition was at the time. Remember trying to surf the net on a blackberry it was unuseable.

9. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There the problem you USA fans had no Nokia n95 this iPhone will have not sold if you had them

15. thxultra

Posts: 446; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think the iphone still would have outsold the nokia just based on the OS alone. THe web browser on the iphone was way better then the n95. The n95 still looked like a mobile web broser were the iphone looked like a browser on a desktop. Big selling features back then were the web browser which was huge, Conversation based texting, itunes/ipod and video viewing. I stand behind my comment the origional iphone was a huge step ahead of the competition.

18. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

That was the only advantage iPhone had software because that time the best OS was Symbian and was a BS and till now

19. thxultra

Posts: 446; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes and no. The software was huge and 90% of what made the iphone way more advanced but the multitouch display had lots to do with it also. Things we don't even think of now like pinch to zoom.

16. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

That because the only phone you knew that time is blackberry

10. DaveElliott

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Salesman Pop Quiz: 1.You've created a phone limited to 3.5" display. What do you do? 2. Your antenna drops calls when your device is held like most phones are. Who do you blame? For all you haters who want to discuss how Jobs was a predator or parasite, topics like screwing over employees looking to jump ship, not being good members of the community by paying your taxes, and encouraging deplorable working conditions at manufacturing plants because the workers are "peasants" is not product specific. Let's remain focused.

20. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

"it's got a 3 1/2 inch screen on it. it's really big." :D haha man you can see how far we've come in just over 7 years in regards to the mobile industry and tech in general. that's awesome.

21. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

No thanks.

23. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Everyone holding a smartphone must say thanks Steve.

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Apps and 3G were not the only "basics" missing. It had no MMS and no copy-and-paste, to name a few. The camera was a bad joke (2MP with no flash or autofocus), no external storage, no user-replaceable battery, weaker specs than a Palm Centro and so on. What it did have was the best snake oil salesman ever and a slick form factor with a capacitive display.

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