Apple’s iPhone revolutionized the mobile phone industry when it was first introduced back on January 9, 2007. Since then, the iPhone has grown thinner, faster, and lighter than anyone (even Steve
Jobs) could have envisioned back then. Now, as the iPhone turns 7, we take a look back at every single iPhone model and their key features to see how we arrived at Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s.
When Steve Jobs took the stage and repeated “A phone, an iPod, and an Internet
communicator” multiple times, I knew something special was to come, and the company didn’t disappoint. On January 9, 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone to the world and turned the mobile phone
industry on its head. I, along with many others, like to think Apple truly introduced the first smartphone as many others at the time weren’t considered “smart” by today’s standards. The original
iPhone revolutionized how screen technology could function on a phone, changed the music player market, and laid the groundwork for both Apple and its competitors to create the smartphones we see
in the market today.
The iPhone 3G was a massive kick in the pants to companies like Nokia that were slow to catch up with the smartphone game. In 2008, Apple introduced the App Store alongside the new, all-plastic
iPhone 3G. Suddenly, there was a massive world of…