Today the iPhone is Apple’s main source of revenue. Five years ago on June 29, Apple released the smartphone that had a successful impact on the market and a powerful influence on other mobile makers. Let’s take a glance at the past and see how the evolution of the iPhone brought about the evolution of the technological industry and how this smartphone changed the world.
In 2005, Steve Jobs came with an innovative idea: people to interact with computers with no keyboard and no mouse, but by a touchscreen. Having in mind the iPod touch and a mobile phone, Jobs eventually implemented the technology into a cutting-edge smartphone, which was going to be called “the iPhone”.
When released in 2007, Steve Jobs started by saying that “today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” We can clearly see that he was right. Once with the iPhone, huge mobile companies as Nokia and Research in Motion started to decline. The competition is tough and only Samsung seems to keep up with Apple, developing precious technological smartphones that are highly inspired by the iPhone.
The iPhone has changed people’s lives with each model while creating at the same time a new industry, namely that of the smartphone applications. Games, drawing apps, music apps, and many others that make any daily task easier had revolutionized communication, breaks, the way to the office, and mentalities and brought you closer to your friends.
Due to the iPhone, Apple Inc. is now the most popular and valuable company in the world. Take for example the way in which the Apple frenzy is manifested: people queuing in lingering lines in front of the Apple Stores each time a new device is released on the market. It has become almost a tradition.
Conclusively, after five years of iPhone the entire world has changed. June 29, 2007 should remain in history as the day of a new technological revolution, initiated by Apple and by Steve Jobs.