Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone. The day Apple and Steve Jobs changed the world again.
Again you say? There were many other products that Apple released:
– 1984 Macintosh
– 2001 iPod
Not only did these products change myself, they changed the computing industry, and the world.
Macintosh introduced the GUI to the masses that was affordable at $2,499. Xerox created the GUI and did not really see a commercial product. Steve Jobs give Xerox the ability to buy Apple IPO stock in 1980 to use the GUI. That stock has not only split but increased in value many times over.
iPod made 1,000 songs to be available in your pocket. The real revolution this caused was an easy way to get music onto a portable digital player.
Without these pushes we would still have Microosft DOS command line and clunky MP3 players that cannot play any song.
Today we have plenty of wonderful capabilities including the original ability of phone calls, the full Internet in Safari, and a widescreen iPod. These three abilities was the main revolutionary abilities of the original iPhone. Back then these were not available in the existing “smart phones”. Those “smart phones” gave you limited mobile internet as it could not handle all of it. Limited version of email (from a few providers). iPhone handled all of that and gave you more.
Thank you Apple and everyone under Steve Jobs for all of your awesome work in getting this product out the enrich our lives.