On This Day 10 Years Ago…

iPhone 30th June 2007

I still remember Saturday the 30th June 2007 clearly.

On this day 10 years ago I landed in Florida on a family holiday.  It was the day after the iPhone went on sale in the USA and I made straight for the Apple Store at the Florida Mall.

The potato quality photo above shows the first time I held an iPhone. Not to be over dramatic but it really did feel like a seminal moment. It was a wrench to have to wait many more months for the UK version to finally launch in November of that year. I’ve owned pretty much every iPhone since bar the 7.

Nokia 9000i

Nine years previously my first ‘smartphone’ was this Nokia 9000i. Having a 386 in my (rather large) pocket and receiving Fax’s on the go felt pretty wild.

Fast forwarding, my final smart Bi device (Before iPhone), was this MDA Vario II.

MDA Vario 2

It’s hard to over emphasise the leap the iPhone brought. It was like moving forward a decade over night.

It feels like nothing before or since has come close to this technological leap in my lifetime. I doubt anything else will in the future.

Whether you’re an Apple fanboy, hardcore Android aficionado or anything in between you’ll hopefully agree that the first iPhone was a very special thing that brought so many innovations that surround us all today.

If you missed it live, or you want to see it again, here’s that Steve Jobs keynote revealing the iPhone at MacWorld on 9th January 2007 [jump to around 21:45]…

1 Comment on "On This Day 10 Years Ago…"

  1. we were early adopters of the iPhone – we got two the day the 3G came out, and currently we have a couple of ‘6+ … have to say, though, we’ve never found audio quality up to scratch (original iPod Touch was OK, so we expected better) … and telecom reception has always disappointed – even on three-bar 3G we find the ‘6+ has difficulty connecting to our HA (all too often the three-bar 3G drops down to one bar when we actually try to connect) … we live out in the sticks, but can see the mast from our front window, less than a mile away … wish they’d include an extendable antennae, or at least a socket into which we could plug one … do agree, of course, that the UI broke-through & showed how it should be done, but slim & sleek is coming before real-world performance, in our experience …

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