Steve Jobs unveiled the original Apple iPhone exactly 8 years ago today, history was made

Steve Jobs unveiled the original Apple iPhone exactly 8 years ago today, history was made

We can't talk about smartphones without mentioning the Apple iPhone, the "godfather" of an era. Hate it or love it, regardless if you are an Android devotee, a Samsung fan, swear by Windows Phone, or whatever other platform or manufacturer floats your boat, you can't deny the impact that Apple had on the smartphone industry.

Exactly 8 years ago, on January 9, 2007, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs took the stage before the public at the Macworld Conference & Expo in Moscone West in San Francisco, California. 

After quickly walking through Apple's position on the market and updating the attendees about everything Cupertino-related, Jobs transfixingly said his signature "one more thing" mantra and teased the public that he'll be treating them to not one, but three new devices - a "widescreen iPod with touch controls", a "revolutionary mobile phone", and a "breakthrough Internet communicator".

Of course, this was one device. The one and only Apple iPhone. It was not flawless, but it surely set in motion the wheels of the smartphone industry and led to its nowadays' state. 

And the rest is history.




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3. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Thank god the original iPhone was made. Otherwise we would have 2011 spec phones today.

19. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

actually, with all the bull and suing, stifling the progression with trivial and ludicrous patents, tech has a hard time moving forward. Yeah, thank GOD for the iphone.

21. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Figure of speech bud. Learn to recognize it when you see it.

23. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

so it should have read: Thank god the original iPhone was made. Otherwise we would have 2020 spec phones today.

29. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Sarcastic emphasis bud. Learn to recognize it when you see it.

43. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

got it %)

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I had it....

8. shamrock

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Apple didn't bring anything new to the market. But Jobs knew how to market the i phone. He's a genius in that perspective. There were phones with capacitive touch screens before apple. There were phones with higher pixel densities. But Apple was the manufacturer who made a phone into something more than a phone. No wonder they became hugely successful. Gotta give credit to Steve Jobs for that... #RESPECT#

11. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Apple didn't bring anything new to the market with the original iPhone? That's just ignorant trolling. Saying it was revolutionary is an understatement.

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

My original iPhone is still working lol.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep it, it's still awesome

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, when I saw this puppy in person, I was stoked. I had to have one, left sprint, ported to AT&T, and the rest is history. Thanx Steve RIP.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't expect too many fandroids to give credit where it's due, too childish for that.

17. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

It's not that, we just aren't going to fellate a dead salesman who was toxic to the industry. He stiffled innovation and if he'd had his way, the iphone would be the only option for purchase. That is a terrible thing, btw. apple and jobs were anything but pro consumer and anyone who argues that is a goddam idiot. I will not celebrate that, nor should you. You people act as if nobody ever would've figured out how to make a smartphone. Oh wait, they did, before steve unveiled the iphone.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mad bro?

25. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

No not mad (keep using that outdated gem though), why would I be? Just stating the facts and the truth. If that twists your panties, too bad.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That sounds like something a mad person would say, yep you mad bro.

32. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

You are such a child. FYI, "U mad bro" went out of style years ago. Only children, tools, and lamers use that term still. Which, actually makes a lot of sense that you use it. But no, not mad. I live an apple free life, things are great.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn lol, you're still mad bro.

54. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

And you're still a child. Wow, we sure are making progress here.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Call Like-A-Sir to come help you out. He mad too bro.

65. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

He sounds mad.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's mad like Deebo, when Red didn't have anything on his 40 homie.

22. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

True that dark. People need to stop being so closed minded and negative. I'll be the first to admit I dislike Apple, but ill definitely give credit where its due.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly bro, it's not about liking Steve or Apple, just stop being fanboys, and give credit where it's due. The OG iPhone, set the industry on its ear, I don't care who was doing what, they all changed course after it was unveiled. Even Androids Rubin admitted, his team changed courses, cuz android was originally mapped out for BB style devices. I know these guys hate Apple, heck as a Steelers/Yankees/Michigan fan, I hate the Ravens/Browns/Redsox/Buckeyes, but I still give credit where it's due. I'm glad they released it, and I'm glad others emulated, and passed it up, creating a game of leapfrog to where we the consumer win.

31. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Exactly +1 Just ignore the fandroid trolls around here, just bashing Apple for likes.

36. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Just pointing out the truth. Couldn't care less if my comments get likes or not. Dark is the only one here sad and insecure enough to give a crap about that.

39. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

"Couldn't care less if my comments get likes or not. " The fact that you felt the need to say that and put it out in the open turns your entire argument back at you.....just saying.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Boom goes the dynamite!!!

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, they take it sooo serious bro, it's like whoa dude get some dating time in.

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