14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the First iPhone
It’s been 13 years since Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld 2007 to introduce the first iPhone — “a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device” — and we’ve come a long way since then. Today’s iPhone 11 packs in the kind of power and features that we could barely dream of when the original iPhone debuted, and yet even today, 14 generations later, we can see how much the original iPhone was a shadow of things to come.
If you joined the iPhone family in more recent years, however, you may find it hard to believe just how limited the original iPhone actually was compared to what came later, and why many critics actually panned the device when it first debuted — there were a lot of things that the iPhone couldn’t do compared to other smartphones of that era, but what the iPhone did do, it did brilliantly well, to the point where it made instant converts out of some of us who had lived through every other smartphone that came before. Read on for a few the things you may not have known about the original iPhone.