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How time flies: Apple’s iPhone turned 10

10 years ago, on June 29, 2007, the original iPhone went on sale in the United States. Customers lined up to get their hands on it at Apple stores across the country and at some AT&T retailers. Apple stores stayed open until midnight the night of the launch, allowing customers to purchase up to two phones at a time.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone in January 2007 during a keynote address at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Jobs proudly described the phone as a “revolutionary” mobile device, which was priced at US$499 for a 4GB model, and US$599 for the 8GB (with a two-year contract). It offered a 3.5-in. screen, a 2-megapixel camera and won plaudits for the then-new multitouch features.

“iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone,” Jobs said at the time. “We are all born with the ultimate pointing device — our fingers — and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse.”

iPhone sales have since surpassed 1.2 billion worldwide, and the tech giant is set to release its next model this fall. Since the iPhone first went on sale, Apple’s stock prices has risen 735 per cent.

How the iPhone has evolved over the last 10 years?

The iPhone will go down in history as one of the most important consumer products ever created. What will the iPhone look like in 2020? What do you think? We like the Mashable’s smartphone from the future. Here is their prediction for iPhone 2020:

Well, let’s see…

 
Kate Kviatkovskaya

Kate Kviatkovskaya

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