A decade ago today, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Steve Jobs revealed the first ever iPhone, a product that would revolutionize the concept of mobile devices. Combining the components of an iPod and an internet communicator with a mobile phone, Apple successfully created the iPhone. Prior to the iPhone, smartphones were portrayed by the Blackberry, Nokia N Series and Motorola phones that included fixed QWERTY Keyboards and provided only access to emails. Apple decided to develop a phone where updates would no longer be limited by a phone’s physical structure. By developing a phone with a fully functional touch-screen, Apple could add new features and keypad options upon software updates. Along with the touch-screen, the iPhone also dawned the release of downloadable apps that not only provided convenient tools at the push of a button but the idea of apps would soon shape the entire mobile industry. Mobile device brands began prioritizing the idea of apps in their production of devices. Although the iPhone seemed like the most advantageous product at the time, like most revolutionary products during their initial release, it came at a very hefty price of $599.
Throughout the years, Apple would continue to add new features to the iPhone to further enhance their innovative device. Some of these features include:
2008: App Store and 3G network support
2009: Video recording and Personal Hotspot
2010: Retina display
2011: Siri and iCloud
2012: Taller 4-inch screen, Lightning connector, and LTE
2013: Touch ID
2014: Larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens
2015: 3D Touch, Live Photos, and 4K video recording
2016: Waterproofing and dual-lens camera on 7 Plus
In terms of music, the iPhone paved the way for the existence of apps such as Shazam, Spotify and Deezer. What new apps or features would you like to see in future models? Let us know in the comments below.