Today marks the Apple’s iPhone 10th year anniversary since its launch on June 29, 2007. Let us look back at what the original smartphone has achieved since its launch. It was the year when Steve Jobs unveiled the device that set the trail to what smartphones of today have become.

What if iPhone did not happen ten years ago?

Do you think that touchscreen devices would still dominate our daily life today? Do you think that all these breakthroughs and yearly mobile innovations would have happened?

Perhaps the answer is yes. Perhaps it is no. No one can really say for sure but what is certain is the fact that things would have been different if Steve Jobs did not make the leap of mobile innovations back then.

From the rise of touchscreens to putting the world inside our pocket through the internet, iPhone has been a trailblazer and that is a fact. The first iPhone was unveiled on January 9, 2007, and was launched June 29th later that year. And since then, mobile technology has never been the same.

“A revolutionary product” as Steve Jobs would call it when he announced iPhone. A device that has the three features that everybody wants in their mobile device. It was a widescreen iPod, a revolutionary phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device.

It was like the event of the first man on the man. Like waking up to a similar morning but knowing that things are not going to be the same. That was what Steve Jobs did on that day. He initiated the change that made the world follow.

Although it was the era when Nokia and other Symbian devices were the leaders of the mobile market, iPhone still managed to get the spotlight. And sure enough, the whole world listened and tuned in. And then the revolution happened.

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Every other smartphone manufacturing companies have started making their own versions of their revolutionary smartphone devices. Each one of them trying to replicate what iPhone could do. They tried to replicate iPhone from the touchscreen aspect, putting GPU inside a mobile device, internet utilization, media and file management, and even the camera capabilities.

Yes, Palm Pilots were already smartphones earlier of iPhone’s introduction. Blackberry had been into smartphone manufacturing as well. Even Microsoft has had an early version of Windows Phone as well. But none of them had made the same impact as that of iPhone.

It was nothing short of magic and almost everyone wants one—if they could afford it. Fast forward to ten years, iPhone is the top best-selling smartphones of 2017—the No.1. It is then followed by Samsung, Huawei, and Vivo.

That is where the mobile definition of today has started. Steve Jobs did it for the world through iPhone. So the question remains: What if iPhone did not happen ten years ago?

Please leave your thoughts in the comment section and let’s discuss what might have been if there was no Steve Jobs or iPhone back in 2007.

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