This week marks the 15th anniversary of Apple’s most popular device, the iPhone. Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder and CEO, unveiled the first Apple iPhone at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California, in January 2007. Despite the fact that the original iPhone was quite small, with a 3.5-inch LCD display and thick bezels, it was unquestionably a game-changing product in the smartphone market. It had a sturdy chassis, a 2MP camera, and a straightforward Home button. It was powered by a Samsung processor under the hood. Unfortunately, Apple events were not live streamed at the time on YouTube or the Apple website, but you can now watch the launch of the product that helped Apple become the first company in the world to reach a market value of $3 trillion.
In 2007, the touchscreen smartphone market was dominated by a small number of companies. To use the touch interface, most touchscreen devices at the time relied heavily on hardware-based keyboards and styluses. Because of its multi-touch display and limited number of physical buttons, the Apple iPhone stood out from the crowd.
iPhones have come a long way since the original model. Despite the fact that the current-generation iPhones are completely new devices, it’s very easy to see Steve Jobs’ vision for them. In January of last year, Apple reported that there were more than 1 billion active iPhones around the world.