Happy Birthday: iPhone Turns 10

It seems like it was only a few years ago that the first iPhone was announced but the tech giant is now celebrating ten years of the phone. On January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs stood on a stage and unveiled a phone that would become very popular in just a few years. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a $499 iPhone that came with 4GB of storage and a display that many considered a little bigger than usual at the time.

The iPhone was released in June of that year and it didn’t take long for it to become one of the most popular phones in the market. Apple is currently one of the top smartphone makers in the world and many are expecting the company to release an impressive phone later this year.

In 2016, Apple released the iPhone SE and the iPhone 7. The newest versions of the iPhone are similar to the iPhone 6 and while there were a few changes that made the world go crazy such as the removal of the headphone jack, the iPhone 8 is rumored to be the one with all the changes and new design. The iPhone 8 is rumored to be coming in 2017 as part of the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and rumors have mentioned things such as no home button and a curved screen.

Ten Years

It’s been ten years since the announcement of the iPhone and a lot has changed since. The iPhone arrived with a 3.5-inch display, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of storage. The phone featured a 2MP rear camera. The latest iPhone, the iPhone 7, comes with a 4.7-inch display and customers also have the option of buying a bigger phone with the iPhone 7 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch display.

In July 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple had recently sold its one billionth iPhone. In 2014, reports mentioned that the company had sold 500 million iPhones.

The iPhone, released in 2007, is no longer a powerful phone when compared to recent releases by Apple but the device is now being called a collector’s item. The phone was released with a price of $499 but some people are now selling the phone for thousands of dollars. Old Apple products such as the iPod have also become collectibles, especially for the first versions since they were discontinued years ago.

What do you think about the iPhone? Are you waiting for the iPhone 8? Let us know in the comments.