Today Ten Years Ago: Steve Jobs Introduced the First iPhone

first_iphoneThe Macworld conference was held in San Francisco on 9th of January, 2007. Steve Jobs told the audience back then he had been waiting for that day for two and half years. The audience warmly welcomed news about the new device from Apple – an iPod, a phone and an Internet communicator all in one.

“Today Apple is reinventing the phone”, were the words of Steve Jobs. Many believe this was the most important moment in his career. Moreover, he brought up the cons of other smartphones available back at the time. He claimed these had clumsy functions and were not smart enough. Everyone got really excited when Jobs announced that the new device (iPhone) had touch screen one could use with a finger, not a stylus.

The first Apple iPhone had 3.5-inch screen with 320 x 480 resolution, 400 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, 2-megapixel camera and up to 16 GB of storage space. The cheapest model cost $499. The first iPhone got to stores on 29th of June in US, and by September Apple had sold over million devices already. In November, the iPhone was available in Germany, France and Great Britain.

The iPhone is indeed a revolutionary product from Apple that is getting more popular year by year after they release a fresh model. You can watch the Macworld conference about the first iPhone below. The conference that changed the mobile industry forever.