15 years ago, on this day, the entire mobile phone industry has been completely changed when Steve Jobs reinvented the phone by introducing the iPhone.
The iPhone was a combination of a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with bringing an entirely new user interface known as iPhone OS (now iOS).
A large 3.5-inch multi-touch display and pioneering new software-based new UI were allowing users to control the device just with their fingers and automatically synced all of their contacts, calendars, photos, bookmarks, and more from PC and Mac.
At the official announced the iconic Apple product, a former CEO Steve Jobs said,
"iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone. We are all born with the ultimate pointing device—our fingers—and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse."
The first Apple mobile phone was featured a 2-megapixel camera, 128GB of RAM, a photo management application, and customers were only able to use pre-installed applications because, at that time, the App Store didn’t exist. The App Store made its debut in July 2008 on iPhone 3G.
On January 9, 2007, when Steve Jobs showcased the first-ever Apple phone, it gained remarkable popularity across the world within just a few days. The starting price of the base 4GB storage model was $499 and $599 for the 8GB configuration variant.
Today, even after 15 years have been surpassed, the iPhone still looks incredible, offers an even more premium in-hand feel, and is an extraordinary invention by the world’s most valuable company.
Simply, the iPhone is in a class of its own.