The iPhone Went on Sale 10 Years Ago Today – Here’s How Far It’s Come

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Ten years ago, on June 29 2007, Apple launched the original iPhone. At the time, BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile smartphones ruled the market with QWERTY keyboards and styluses.

Then Apple began selling the iPhone and the entire smartphone industry flipped on its head. (It even destroyed plenty of gadgets along the way.)

Multitouch screens became the must-have on every smartphone, and consumers finally got a taste of a user interface that was easy to see and interact with. Even though it lacked some features of other smartphones, like faster 3G data speeds, the iPhone quickly became a must-have for consumers who could afford it.

Let’s revisit the iPhone and review some of its original features compared to what’s offered on the market today.

The original iPhone had a 3.5-inch display with a 480 x 320-pixel resolution. Today, the high-end iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. That’s like moving from VCR quality to full HD.

The iPhone wasn’t using the latest wireless technology. It ran on AT&T’s slow EDGE network instead of faster 3G networks that were available at the time.

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SOURCE: CNBC – Todd Haselton