Steve Jobs (Photo Credit: Apple)
Steve Jobs (Photo Credit: Apple)

The history of the iPhone began with a request from inventor Steve Jobs to Apple engineers, asking them to investigate the use of touchscreen devices and a tablet computer, which later came to fruition with the iPad.

iPhones (Photo Credit: Apple)
iPhones (Photo Credit: Apple)

At Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, Steve Jobs introduced the world to iPhone as three products in one — “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.”

In the ten years since, iPhone has enriched the lives of people around the world with over one billion units sold. It quickly grew into a revolutionary platform for hardware, software and services integration, and inspired new products, including iPad and Apple Watch, along with millions of apps that have become essential to people’s daily lives.

Watch the iPhone evolve through 10 years of development. Starting with the original iPhone in 2007, which revolutionized the mobile phone industry, and ending with the iPhone 6s in 2015. What’s in store for the best selling smartphone in America? No one knows for sure. But it would appear that the iPhone will remain a leader in the smartphone industry for years to come.

Watch Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone:

The revolution continues

“iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

iPhones (Photo Credit: Apple)
iPhones (Photo Credit: Apple)

For many of us, iPhone has become the most essential device in our lives and we love it,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“iPhone is how we make voice and FaceTime calls, how we shoot and share Live Photos and 4K videos, how we listen to streaming music, how we use social media, how we play games, how we get directions and find new places, how we pay for things, how we surf the web, do email, manage our contacts and calendars, how we listen to podcasts, watch TV, movies and sports, and how we manage our fitness and health. iPhone has become all of these things and more. And I believe we are just getting started.”

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