It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been 7 years ago today that the first iPhone was released to the public. We’ve seen a total of eight iPhones released in those seven years, (don’t forget the iPhone 5c), and more are on their way this fall.
The very first iPhone was unveiled to the public on January 9, 2007, when Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the Macworld 2007 convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The first iPhones went on sale later that year, at 6PM local time on June 29, 2007 at Apple Stores in the United States, with customers lining up outside the stores around the nation. The two original models included 4GB model priced at US $499 and an 8GB model at US $599. The “Jesus Phone” was then made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, and Ireland and Austria in the spring of 2008.
While we’ve come a long way with the following generations of the iPhone, adding apps, new capabilities, and beautiful designs, it’s fun to look back on the original iPhone and see how far we’ve come.
Remember these commercials for the original iPhone?