In all honesty, this is probably the biggest days in Apple history and one of the biggest days in American history.
On this day 14 years ago, on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone.
The original iPhone was unveiled by Jobs at Apple’s Macworld event.
Over the years, the iPhone has evolved into something more than just an internet communication device. It is the device that we keep as close to us as our wallets and has become a piece of tech we cannot live without.
It enables people to manage their social lives, social media, acts as a primary digital camera and video camera, be entertained from streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+, as well as live TV services like YouTube TV, Sling TV and many others.
We listen to our favorite music on it via iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. Business owners can manage their business from it, send those emails, make and track employee schedules, track and maintain company finances and tax preparation.
Kids play games on the devices such as Minecraft and Angry Birds.
When it comes to physical appearance, the iPhone, has morphed into something much bigger.
It started out as a smartphone with a 3.5-inch screen and now can get as big as 6.7-inches (the iPhone 12 Pro Max). It has gone from having one camera, to two cameras and can now go as far as having three cameras, plus a front facing camera.
We can unlock our phones with a simple fingerprint scan or facial recognition. We can make purchases with Apple Pay using our iPhones with the same fingerprint and facial recognition features that help protect our devices and payment security.
However, the one thing that Apple has not received enough credit for because of its iPhone is it has created a plethora of new jobs all across the world.
We’re not talking about people who make the iPhones, but the apps and software on the iPhone and other partnering devices.
This includes apps like Tweetbot, CARROT Weather, Day One Journal, Pixelmator, Tinder, Photomath, Robinhood, Apollo for Reddit and plenty of others.
The iPhone is reliant on apps, which have created jobs and careers for app developers all across the U.S. and all over the world.
In some ways, you could really say that Steve Jobs was Steve “Jobs” because of how many jobs he provided at Apple, but also the jobs he supplied through his products and services.
We’re unsure of where Apple or the world would be today if it was not for the iPhone. However, even though the iPhone and modern day technology do have their problems, in a lot of ways, they have made the world a much better place.