No one really thought they’d do it, but when Steve Jobs pulled out that shiny first iPhone on stage at Macworld, on June 29, 2007, everything changed. Not only the smartphone industry, but Apple itself, too.
The iPhone was an instant hit when the device first saw daylight five years ago. It has continued to rack up hundreds of billions in revenue
for the Cupertino giant ever since, and there’s no sign of stopping.
In fact, if history is any indication, this year’s iPhone refresh will be another game changer, complete with NFC
capabilities, 3D maps
, a four-inch display,
and a jaw-dropping design
Today, the iPhone is probably the best-known Apple product. Not bad for its first five years, huh?