This year marks the ten year anniversary of the iPhone and Apple is beginning its celebrations starting today. A decade ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the revolutionary iPhone to the world and today Apple is looking back at how revolutionary the device actually was.
In the press release, Apple began by quoting Jobs’ iconic phrase when launching the iPhone, “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.”
The company then moves on to say that it has sold over one billion units and that the iPhone has created new product categories such as the Apple Watch.
Apple also touts that it now has millions of apps on the App Store that are essential to people’s daily lives.
However, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that while the iPhone was and still is revolutionary, “the best has yet to come” for the iPhone.
“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”
Phill Schiller adds on by saying that the iPhone is the “gold standard” for smartphones and that every other smartphone is compared against it.
“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“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.”
The iPhone has definitely changed the world but it’s not over yet. The tenth anniversary iPhone is set to launch later this year, and here’s everything we know.