The revolutionary iPhone mobile phone is ten years since its first generation hit stores, a period in which technology giant Apple has sold more than a billion units of its flagship product.
The first iPhone, only AT & T compatible, went on sale June 29, 2007, for $ 499 in the most economical version, letting the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs intuit six months ago during a presentation in San Francisco within the framework of the Macworld Expo.
There, Jobs spoke for the first time of that device with 4GB of memory and touch screen – 3.5 inches, 8.89 centimeters – that made forget the traditional keyboard of the usual mobiles in the market, and did not hesitate to predict that that Device, with which it was simple to interact, it would reinvent the technology and the market.
That’s how it went. The iPhone, which caused a collective hysteria among its users, revolutionized mobile telephony and the entire industry, confirming itself as a project as groundbreaking as the Macintosh in 1984 or the iPod in 2001.
“It’s an iPod, a phone and a device to use the Internet.” “It’s not three different devices,” Jobs said during that talk.
The phone, which began work three years earlier under the code name “Project Purple”, began selling at 6:00 PM Eastern time, but people had been queuing to get the product for several days before In the AT & T stores and in the 164 establishments that, at that time, had available in the world.
By October, the company had sold 10 million devices, a fever that, yes, has been softening over the years. In fact, Apple released this month economic results marked by the slowdown in iPhone sales.
The first iPhone arrived at a time when the market was dominated by BlackBerry and Microsoft devices. But the real revolution came later when Apple devised in 2008 for its iOS operating system the App Store, which allows developers to manufacture and distribute applications for the device.
And while most of the today’s smartphones use the Android operating system, Apple takes most of the benefits of the industry thanks to the high prices of its devices.
For the future, users are looking forward to the new version of the iPhone, in this case, the iPhone 8, due in September and expected to include 3D sensors, augmented reality applications and a new screen.