IPhone Turns 10: A Look at the Past, Present and Future

Although it was laughed at by many, the iPhone was a leader in launching the smartphone industry and completed the transformation of Apple from a computer maker to a consumer electronics giant and the world's most valuable company.

The iPhone also helped Apple transform itself from a company with $19 billion in annual sales in 2006 to the most valuable company in the world today, with $216 billion in its latest fiscal year, according to Statista. Other rumors have suggested it may be called the iPhone X to celebrate the 10th year. Its multitouch screen and digital keyboard were highlights. Were you in a big long queue to buy the original iPhone?


The iPhone 3GS, launched in 2009, had an S for "speed". "Are you getting it?" I see a creative and technological environment that has made it possible for the iPhone to turn from an idea into a reality, and I'm glad for it.

Well-known tech leakster OnLeaks has shared a new video featuring a dummy unit of the iPhone 8 that showcases what the upcoming smartphone might look like from the outside. Hence, the design of the iPhone 8 revealed through its dummy unit certainly can not be dismissed as fake. It changed from a 30-pin charging port to the current Lightning port. With the new curved design, it supported NFC, a faster processor and improved cameras.


Nokia went with Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Mobile operating system as it transitioned to Lumia smartphones, stuck with Windows as Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android took off in popularity, watched Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) take its crown as top mobile phone vendor, then sold its smartphone business altogether to Microsoft in 2014. It didn't offer as much storage as the other iPhones and also didn't have Touch ID. Sure, I wanted a phone with a camera, a real mobile browser and a new-fangled touchscreen, but my no-name flip phone did the job just fine. This is how all Apple employees would refer to the upcoming smartphone, though this isn't the only preventative measure Steve Jobs put in place to ensure word of the device wouldn't spread... He looked out over the next few years, and one interesting nugget in his report is that he sees iPhone growth peaking in fiscal 2019. They suggested the iPhone would be better if it were more like a ... wait for it ...

With the bigger 5.5 inch display, the iPhone 6 Plus boasted the same features as iPhone 6 with a bigger screen. National Pension Service now owns 3,558,319 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $512,149,000 after buying an additional 15,732 shares in the last quarter.


Despite the fact that some people don't want to admit it, the iPhone fundamentally changed the technology industry, reinventing the way we interact with mobile devices.


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