Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of the iPhone

midian182

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Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs took to the stage at Macworld 2007 to introduce a device that would become Apple’s most recognizable and successful product: the iPhone. To celebrate the anniversary, Apple has launched a tribute page dedicated to the famous handset.

In his keynote speech one decade ago, Jobs called the iPhone a “revolutionary product.” The former CEO described it as “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.” 

Since the first iPhone was released, Apple’s handsets have sold over one billion units worldwide. It became the inspiration for the iPad and, of course, the Apple Watch. The device also influenced the design and functions of smartphones from other companies. In some cases, Apple felt the similarities were a little too close, leading to the seemingly never-ended patent lawsuits against Samsung.

“iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started.” said CEO Tim Cook.

Much of Apple’s post is dedicated to the features and hardware found in the iPhone 7/7 Plus, which, while still a great phone and technically impressive, disappointed many Apple fans with its lack of innovation, similarities to the previous year’s model, and missing headphone jack.

Despite its shortcomings, the newest iPhone was the top-selling US smartphone in the three months ending October 2016, taking a 10.6 percent share of the market - despite only being available for seven weeks out of that 12-week timeframe. Admittedly, though, some of its success could be attributed to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 nightmare.

So what’s next for Apple? According to some alleged leaked manufacturing documents, 2017 will see the release of four new iPhones – three ‘s’ models and the iPhone 8 (assuming that’s the name it will go by).

Apple is rumored to be introducing a slew of new design features for its next flagship iPhone, including an almost edge-to-edge AMOLED display, embedded home button, wireless charging, and more. Cook believes the smartphone will be as revolutionary as the product Jobs introduced all those years ago. “The best is yet to come,” said the current Apple boss.

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p51d007

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Phones, haven't really changed much since 07. Bigger screens faster processors, in some cases smaller batter
life (or exploding LOL). Yeah, the network speeds have improved, cameras and what not, but it's still basically
a rectangle. Perhaps something needs to come along to take it to the next level?
Folding screens. Screens that pull out like a window shade. Or, are smartphones pretty much going to look as they do now for the next 10 years?
 
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Bigtruckseries

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Prior to iPhone/iPod touch I hated Apple because I felt iPods weren't good products. I felt they were prone to damage because their HDD wasn't resistant to shock. I worked at Best Buy as a product specialist while finishing my Physics/ Geology BS. I steered buyers to other products - anything else I felt was superior.

But then: iPhone happened.

I used to have a Blackberry 9xxx series for my Bank's Enterprise Server push email. I also had a Nextel i870 for the PTT and the SD music player.

A server specialist visited me to upgrade my 50 computer setup run by a Mac Pro Host and I saw he had an iPhone.

I asked to see it.

He let me play with it.

I was sold in less than 1 minute.

I've been with Apple and AT&T since the first iPhone and because of my grandfathered Unlimited Data plan, I refuse to leave. I also love the apps I've downloaded and refuse to part with them. I've owned every top-end iPhone since iPhone one - selling my used iPhones on Ebay to make up the difference. Resale value has generally been above 75%.

apple's turning point was releasing the large display in the iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus was perfect...too perfect.

a 64 Bit CPU, an excellent 1080p 60FPS camera/recorder, a giant screen...

It's no wonder to me iPhone 7 sales are slower than 6/6s.

Although I don't really care too much about the headphone jack - beyond not being able to use my credit card swipe (I use it on my iPad LTE instead) and use Bluetooth LG Tone headphones... I absolutely love my iPhone 7 and apple continues to keep me more than satisfied/ impressed.

I am not a fan of Android OS on phones (I like it on Tablets).

I am not a fan of Samsung's phones and I will never buy one for myself.

I love iOS.

I love the iOS ecosystem.

I am an outspoken fanboy because the logic behind iOS is undeniable.
 
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Trillionsin

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So then, good thing I havent bought any Apple products yet (or recently within 5 years or more), because they've apparently been holding back. Pull out all the stops, common Apple! Hope you've all been holding back, too, because Apple (apparently, again) is. lol
 

Trillionsin

Posts: 1,870   +456
Prior to iPhone/iPod touch I hated Apple because I felt iPods weren't good products. I felt they were prone to damage because their HDD wasn't resistant to shock. I worked at Best Buy as a product specialist while finishing my Physics/ Geology BS. I steered buyers to other products - anything else I felt was superior.

But then: iPhone happened.

I used to have a Blackberry 9xxx series for my Bank's Enterprise Server push email. I also had a Nextel i870 for the PTT and the SD music player.

A server specialist visited me to upgrade my 50 computer setup run by a Mac Pro Host and I saw he had an iPhone.

I asked to see it.

He let me play with it.

I was sold in less than 1 minute.

I've been with Apple and AT&T since the first iPhone and because of my grandfathered Unlimited Data plan, I refuse to leave. I also love the apps I've downloaded and refuse to part with them. I've owned every top-end iPhone since iPhone one - selling my used iPhones on Ebay to make up the difference. Resale value has generally been above 75%.

apple's turning point was releasing the large display in the iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus was perfect...too perfect.

a 64 Bit CPU, an excellent 1080p 60FPS camera/recorder, a giant screen...

It's no wonder to me iPhone 7 sales are slower than 6/6s.

Although I don't really care too much about the headphone jack - beyond not being able to use my credit card swipe (I use it on my iPad LTE instead) and use Bluetooth LG Tone headphones... I absolutely love my iPhone 7 and apple continues to keep me more than satisfied/ impressed.

I am not a fan of Android OS on phones (I like it on Tablets).

I am not a fan of Samsung's phones and I will never buy one for myself.

I love iOS.

I love the iOS ecosystem.

I am an outspoken fanboy because the logic behind iOS is undeniable.
wow post
such message
very ios
much age
 

mctommy

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Prior to iPhone/iPod touch I hated Apple because I felt iPods weren't good products. I felt they were prone to damage because their HDD wasn't resistant to shock. I worked at Best Buy as a product specialist while finishing my Physics/ Geology BS. I steered buyers to other products - anything else I felt was superior.

But then: iPhone happened.

I used to have a Blackberry 9xxx series for my Bank's Enterprise Server push email. I also had a Nextel i870 for the PTT and the SD music player.

A server specialist visited me to upgrade my 50 computer setup run by a Mac Pro Host and I saw he had an iPhone.

I asked to see it.

He let me play with it.

I was sold in less than 1 minute.

I've been with Apple and AT&T since the first iPhone and because of my grandfathered Unlimited Data plan, I refuse to leave. I also love the apps I've downloaded and refuse to part with them. I've owned every top-end iPhone since iPhone one - selling my used iPhones on Ebay to make up the difference. Resale value has generally been above 75%.

apple's turning point was releasing the large display in the iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus was perfect...too perfect.

a 64 Bit CPU, an excellent 1080p 60FPS camera/recorder, a giant screen...

It's no wonder to me iPhone 7 sales are slower than 6/6s.

Although I don't really care too much about the headphone jack - beyond not being able to use my credit card swipe (I use it on my iPad LTE instead) and use Bluetooth LG Tone headphones... I absolutely love my iPhone 7 and apple continues to keep me more than satisfied/ impressed.

I am not a fan of Android OS on phones (I like it on Tablets).

I am not a fan of Samsung's phones and I will never buy one for myself.

I love iOS.

I love the iOS ecosystem.

I am an outspoken fanboy because the logic behind iOS is undeniable.
I commend you for posting this on this forum full of apple-haters *cheers*.
 

Greg S

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Cook is rather delusional if he thinks the iPhone 8 is going to be anything as game changing as the original iPhone. All features mentioned in this article are not new ideas and most already exist in phones two or three generations old. This is going to be a giant marketing year for Apple, not a big year of accomplishments for engineering.
 

bandit8623

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Prior to iPhone/iPod touch I hated Apple because I felt iPods weren't good products. I felt they were prone to damage because their HDD wasn't resistant to shock. I worked at Best Buy as a product specialist while finishing my Physics/ Geology BS. I steered buyers to other products - anything else I felt was superior.

But then: iPhone happened.

I used to have a Blackberry 9xxx series for my Bank's Enterprise Server push email. I also had a Nextel i870 for the PTT and the SD music player.

A server specialist visited me to upgrade my 50 computer setup run by a Mac Pro Host and I saw he had an iPhone.

I asked to see it.

He let me play with it.

I was sold in less than 1 minute.

I've been with Apple and AT&T since the first iPhone and because of my grandfathered Unlimited Data plan, I refuse to leave. I also love the apps I've downloaded and refuse to part with them. I've owned every top-end iPhone since iPhone one - selling my used iPhones on Ebay to make up the difference. Resale value has generally been above 75%.

apple's turning point was releasing the large display in the iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus was perfect...too perfect.

a 64 Bit CPU, an excellent 1080p 60FPS camera/recorder, a giant screen...

It's no wonder to me iPhone 7 sales are slower than 6/6s.

Although I don't really care too much about the headphone jack - beyond not being able to use my credit card swipe (I use it on my iPad LTE instead) and use Bluetooth LG Tone headphones... I absolutely love my iPhone 7 and apple continues to keep me more than satisfied/ impressed.

I am not a fan of Android OS on phones (I like it on Tablets).

I am not a fan of Samsung's phones and I will never buy one for myself.

I love iOS.

I love the iOS ecosystem.

I am an outspoken fanboy because the logic behind iOS is undeniable.
If you don't like to customize anything applenis for you. My dad just switch from apple to android. Android so much easier
 
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ScubaRhys

I love iPhones, always go android and then back to iPhone. I don't warm much to apples other products though.