The iPhone turns 8 years old today
Back in early 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in San Francisco, during one of his notorious keynote presentations which took place exactly eight years ago. The device launched only a few months later, in late June 2007. Sales of this innovative device were excellent, with over 6 million units sold over five quarters and more than 73 million by the end of 2010.
First generation iPhone had a 32-bit Samsung RISC ARM processor under the hood, next to 128 MB LPDDR DRAM, 4 GB internal storage, a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with 480X320 pixels, while overall dimensions are 4.5X2.4X0.46 inches. Nothing special by today's standards, but high-end specs for 2007. The 3G-capable iPhone launched in mid-2008, followed by 3GS, 4 and 4S, 5, 5C and 5S, as well as the most recent members of the family - iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple sold 100 million iPhone handsets by March 2011 and became world's largest mobile handset vendor by revenue shortly after that, surpassing Nokia. iPhone device sales reached the 500 million mark in March 2014, and the history of this iconic product is still far from its last pages...