The original iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, but it was exactly 10 years ago (January 9, 2007) at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco when Steve Jobs introduced “THE” smartphone that literally changed the world.
The original iPhone is nothing like the iPhone we know today, in fact, it looks like the specs of a cheap Android phone.
Here are some of the notable specs of the original iPhone;
- 2 MP camera that did not take any video
- no wifi just GPRS and EDGE
- 128 MB of RAM
- 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB for Storage
- 3.5-inch screen (320×480 pixel resolution) at 163 ppi
- 1400 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Not to mention that there was no App store and that the original iPhone was expensive, US$499 for the 4 GB model and US$599 for the 8 GB, which led to the now famous Steve Balmer reaction.
But because of its revolutionary design and that it “just works,” people lined up to get their hands on the new and shiny iPhone six months later. I just can’t imagine what computing be like today if Apple did not introduce the iPhone, and I can’t wait what it will be in the next 10 years.
You can watch the video above to relive the introduction of the original iPhone.