The iPhone turns 10: Apple CEO Tim Cook promises ‘the best is yet to come’

January 9, 2017 brianradio2016 No comments exist

It’s tough to remember a time before the iPhone, which ushered in the smartphone era and radically transformed our lives. A decade ago, on Jan. 9, 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off a touchscreen “iPod, phone, and internet communicator” at the Macworld Expo. Little did he (or we) know then just how successful the iPhone would become.

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Today, the iPhone is Apple’s biggest seller by far. The company has sold more than a billion iPhones in the last 10 years. A lot has changed in a decade. The iPhone now includes an insanely good dual-lens camera in the 7 Plus, a built-in streaming music service, and we can’t forget about the countless essential apps that weren’t possible on Jan. 9, 2007. Apple built native apps for the first-gen iPhone but didn’t allow developers to create their own. Now the App Store is a thriving industry unto itself with countless essential services.

“iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

Rumors about the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 have been swirling since before the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were announced. Reports indicate that Apple is working on a curved OLED edge-to-edge glass display with the Home button embedded right into the screen, plus wireless charging.

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