It’s almost hard to believe, but January 9th marks the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs unveiling the iPhone to the world in front of an excited crowd in San Francisco. The late Apple cofounder touted the iPhone as an iPod, phone and Internet communicator, retailing for between $499 to $599. The price has since come down considerably, while sales have skyrocketed.
“It’s bad out there today,” said Jobs about the state of mobile browsers in 2007. “It’s a real revolution to bring real Web browsing to a phone.” No kidding. Regardless of which mobile platform you support, it’s hard to deny that the iPhone and iOS helped pioneer the modern smartphone market that exists today. We have Apple to thank for that. Happy birthday, iPhone. Here’s to another seven great years.