Apple on January 9th celebrates the tenth anniversary of the first iPhone that was introduced at the Macworld 2007 in San Francisco by Steve Jobs. He introduced the first iPhone as ” A widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.”
Even though iPhone’s 10th anniversary is officially on January 9th, the date it was announced, the device was released only on June 29th 2007. Last year in June Apple crossed one billion iPhone sales since the launch.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said:
iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live. iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said:
It is amazing that from the very first iPhone through to today’s newest iPhone 7 Plus, it has remained the gold standard by which all other smartphones are judged. For many of us, iPhone has become the most essential device in our lives and we love it.
iPhone is how we make voice and FaceTime calls, how we shoot and share Live Photos and 4K videos, how we listen to streaming music, how we use social media, how we play games, how we get directions and find new places, how we pay for things, how we surf the web, do email, manage our contacts and calendars, how we listen to podcasts, watch TV, movies and sports, and how we manage our fitness and health. iPhone has become all of these things and more. And I believe we are just getting started.