Commenting on the iPhone’s 5th birthday and the impact the iPhone has had, analyst Ken Dulaney said, “Marketing consumer electronics has changed, industrial design has reached a new level of importance, and traditional suppliers have been challenged as never before.” Regarding the iPhone 5 years ago: “Easy to use reached a whole new level.”
|It exploded onto the scene with a burst of fanfare, a revolutionary device that changed everything.Five years ago today the first iPhone went on sale, six months after Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the touchscreen device, essentially a computer in the palm of your hand that displaced voice calls as the primary reason for carrying a mobile device.
“Apple’s version of the iPhone is a mobile phone that combines the wizardry of smartphones with the music- and movie-playing features of the iPod,” is how NewsFactor reported the story on January 9, 2007. “It features a large, 3.5″ touchscreen, a 2-megapixel camera, and integrates fully with Apple’s iTunes music store. It’s less than half an inch wide, works on a pared-down version of Apple’s OS X (which in full form powers Apple notebooks and desktops), sports WiFi, Bluetooth, and EDGE (a type of mobile broadband), and runs on Cingular’s network.”
Now, iPhone 5 will be launching in September and is expected to be the best smartphone of 2013.