Apple's iPhone 10th Anniversary: They Said It Would Fail

The iPhone which is just about to turn ten has changed nearly every aspect of commerce

But surprisingly enough, it might have been smarter for an investor to buy the first iPhone, rather than buying Apple's stock-provided they had the willpower not to actually use it, or even open it. Munster says that the Apple Glasses will do numerous things that the iPhone does today without users having to take the iPhone out of a pocket.

"It won't be easy for Research in Motion and Palm to prove they can dominate this new landscape the way they have their existing markets for corporate wireless e-mail and personal organizers, respectively", I wrote.

This restriction led ABI principal mobile broadband analyst Philip Solis to declare: "We must conclude at this point that, based on our current definition, the iPhone is not a smartphone; it is a very high-end feature phone".

Since the debut of the first iPhone, on June 29, 2007, shares of the tech giant have blisteringly outpaced the wider stock market, rising an enviable 744% over a decade as the iPhone and its successors gradually took over the smartphone market.


It was code named the M68. Now, the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple's high-end phone, has a 5.5-inch display. As such, they adopted a code name for the device: the M68.

Steve Jobs called it a "truly magical product" at the time, and little did we know how right he was. This was the time even apple fans started becoming exhausted of Apple introducing an nearly similar phone with the letter "S". "This is the Apple device that started it all".

"Considering that in 2002 the Nokia 3510 was the first phone to bring internet services to the mass market, the iPhone disrupted all previous expectations consumers had of what a mobile phone could and should do", says Dale Lovell, CDO and MD at ADYOULIKE. Packer spent four days camping outside the 5th Avenue Apple Store to be the first to get his hands on the smartphone, alongside a sign asking passersby for donations.

"Today, we're introducing three revolutionary products of this class". He was one of four reviewers to first receive an iPhone. It was a revolution in phone technology, at least sort of. Most importantly, perhaps, was that the device couldn't install or run any third-party apps, this being before the App Store even existed. Its inclusion of the iPod app made playing music on your smartphone a breeze, it was the first phone to feature an accelerometer, and it really did include the best internet browsing experience of any smartphone at the time. A responsive touchscreen, pinch-to-zoom, screens that automatically flipped into landscape as you turned the phone, Cover Flow... these were astonishing treats for us poor gadget fans in 2007. These are not three separate devices.

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