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Steve Jobs Introduces the iPhone

Updated: Aug 20, 2021



On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs, Apple's cofounder, onstage at the company's Macworld conference, made the introduction of the first iPhone, a milestone in the history of computing. It wasn't the first "smartphone," or the first phone with a camera. It wasn't the first mobile device to have a touchscreen, or to let users install apps. (In fact, the App Store didn't even launch until 2008, a year after the first iPhone was released). Here is introduction of Steve Jobs keynote speech:



The iPhone tied numerous features together in a cohesive, well-designed whole - kickstarting a mobile revolution that has transformed the modern world. Today's app economy is an essential part of modern culture and collectively used by hundreds of millions of people every day. But prior to 2007, none of that existed, and the iPhone's success was by no means guaranteed. Here are the highlights of Steve Jobs keynote speech:



The now-iconic exec was not humble about its possibilities — calling it a "revolutionary device that changes everything." Five months later, as customers waited for days, it hit shop shelves in the US. Customers at the New York City launch waited in line for days to get an iPhone:



Early estimates by technology analysts estimated sales of between 250,000 and 700,000 iPhones in the first weekend alone, with strong sales continuing after the initial weekend. As part of their quarterly earnings announcement, AT&T reported that 146,000 iPhones were activated in the first weekend.


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