If You Use An iOS Device, You Should Celebrate The iPhone's 10th Anniversary
Today’s an important milestone when it comes to celebrating the smartphone as we know it. It’s the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, as ten years ago today on January 9th, 2007 Steve Jobs introduced all of us to a little device known as the iPhone that would end up totally changing the way would all communicate with each other.
Now don’t get me wrong. Android is all well and good, and Droid phones are consistently fantastic performers. But the iPhone was a total game changer, and how. Think back ten years ago and remember the resistive touch interfaces that we fought with nearly every time we went to text a friend or surf the web. Remember the physical buttons that we thought we’d always be stuck with because it felt like phone developers just couldn’t get things right?
We didn’t have to wonder any further about how a buttonless future could be, or how browsing on a phone with a larger screen or larger phone area would work once the iPhone came about. With style, grace, and functionality it made our lives easier. It made connecting with others easier. And we didn’t even realize it at the time, but Apple would become an integral part of so many of our lives that fateful day during Steve Jobs’ first introduction of the original iPhone.
It brought with it the “magical” multi-touch interface that threw away the frustrating stylus use from prior phone releases, accuracy like never before, and so many changes that essentially reinvented the wheel when it came to mobile phones. If you didn’t have one, you knew someone that did. And now, in 2017, Apple owns the tech space. You’ve either got an iPhone or an Android device, for the most part, and everything else is nonessential.
You should never forget where you came from, and if you’re a mobile gaming fan especially you should pay your respects today to an innovative product that got its start a decade ago. It’s hard to believe, but here we are. And I’m personally ecstatic to see where things go from here. Here’s to ten more years of iPhone, and design decisions that continue to innovate.
Happy 10th anniversary, iPhone!