Apple's iPhone unveiled by Steve Jobs 10 years ago today

The iPhone - the device that redefined the mobile phone and made Apple the world's most valuable company - was unveiled on this day 10 years ago.

More than one billion iPhones have been sold since Steve Jobs took to a stage at Macworld in San Francisco promising "an iPod, a phone and an internet communicator" - before revealing one device that performed all three functions.

iPhone fever has sent Apple's value soaring to £515bn - despite the first year of falling iPhone sales in 2016.

There have been 11 new versions of the phone since that launch, with some controversial redesigns including different-sized models, changes to screen sizes and disappearing headphone jacks.

The device also led to the launch of the App Store in 2008 - and the creation of a new digital industry, making fortunes for the inventors of apps such as Angry Birds, Uber and WhatsApp. 

Other innovations include the Siri voice-activated personal assistant, the use of Touch ID and a powerful 64-bit processor.

The phone has been such a hit that the phone alone has generated more cash than the product ranges of Microsoft and Google.

The next version of the phone - expected to be unveiled in September - has been rumoured to feature a larger screen that covers most of the front of the device.

 

If you want to charge your phone on the go, then you can wirelessly charge your phone with the worlds slimmest charging case. 

  • Jan 09, 2017
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