Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world to a brand new idea on January 9 2007, when he showcased the very first Apple iPhone onstage at Macworld in San Francisco.
Since then, the world has been obsessed with all things Apple.
The iPhone offered a fingertip touch screen, a powerful camera and easy access to the internet, among many other features, providing huge advances over existing smartphones at the time.
At the annual conference Jobs said, “Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Jobs, dressed in his signature black mock turtleneck, boasted at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
The Apple co-founder noted that the Macintosh in 1984 “changed the whole computer industry” and that the iPod (introduced on the same Jan. 9 date as the iPhone, but in 2001) “changed the entire music industry.”
He added, “Today, we’re introducing three revolutionary products. These are not three separate devices,” he warned. “These are one device. And we’re calling it the iPhone.”
And … the rest was history.