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Sixteen years ago Apple introduced the first iPhone, changing the world forever

Sixteen years ago Apple introduced the first iPhone, changing the world forever.


Sixteen years ago the first iPhone was introduced, marking the birth of a new product category and starting the smartphone revolution. Since that day, consumer habits have been turned upside down and the telephone has begun to be an omnipresent accessory in our lives, with very important consequences on the way we communicate with others and access online content.


On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, presented the first iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco, which would go on sale on June 29 of the same year. Since then, the iPhone has become one of the most iconic and revolutionary products in the history of technology. “Apple reinvented the telephone today,” he said at the time.

Today, 16 years after the introduction of the first iPhone, Apple’s line of iPhone phones is still one of the most popular in the world and has helped redefine how we connect with the world around us. While the first iPhone might seem outdated compared to current models, it was a revolutionary device for its time. Suffice it to say that it took three years before Apple decided to introduce substantial changes to the design of its phones. The first complete restyling, in fact, came only four years later, with the iPhone 5 (at the time presented as the thinnest smartphone in the world).

It was the first phone to have a fully interactive touchscreen display and one of the first phones to integrate a number of features, such as internet browsing, music and video playback, camera and GPS, all in one device.



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