iPhone turns 10: Defining an era of personal computing


Happy Birthday, iPhone!

It’s been 10 years since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at Macworld 2007 to an excited crowd that forever defined the future of smartphones. It was initially introduced as three devices in one: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and an internet communications device, the iPhone set the benchmark of what a smartphone should be.

From there, Apple proved to mark more milestone as it further made hardware and software tightly integrated to one another, yes this includes the iPad and the Apple Watch plus the millions of apps dedicated to bringing a plethora of information at your fingertips.

“iPhone is an essential part of our customers' lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live,” said in a statement by Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

"It is amazing that from the very first iPhone through to today's newest iPhone 7 Plus, it has remained the gold standard by which all other smartphones are judged. For many of us, iPhone has become the most essential device in our lives and we love it," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPhone is how we make voice and FaceTime calls, how we shoot and share Live Photos and 4K videos, how we listen to streaming music, how we use social media, how we play games, how we get directions and find new places, how we pay for things, how we surf the web, do email, manage our contacts and calendars, how we listen to podcasts, watch TV, movies and sports, and how we manage our fitness and health. iPhone has become all of these things and more. And I believe we are just getting started.”

What does this mean? Since 2017 is the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, users are excited as to what the next iPhone could bring.

What do you expect to see on the next iPhone? Have a say in the comments below!

Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming. Follow him on Twitter at @vp_ortiz17