On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs triumphantly unveiled the iPhone, a device that is both a phone, a pocket computer and the ultimate entertainment and communication device.
He replaced the then resistive touch screens with the first capacitive screen covered with glass-resistant keys and coins in his pockets.
For Steve Ballmer of Microsoft and the team of Blackberry, it was a ridiculous device without a physical keyboard for $ 499 that no one would buy.
It turned out just the opposite. 74 days after the start of sales, Apple announced that a million iPhones had been sold, which is a hard fail for today’s terms, but then it was a miracle.
Equally, the price of $ 499 was insane, but today the iPhone, and many other smartphones cost over $ 1000, sounds like a bargain.
That first iPhone had a 3.5-inch low-resolution LCD screen. He didn’t have a selfie camera at all, and at the back he only had one 2MP camera without a flash. It was powered by a single-core chip clocked at 412MHz, and the battery had a capacity of 1400mAh. It supported 2G networks.
The most important add-on, meanwhile, was the App Store with apps, and over the years Apple has added larger screens, additional cameras, TouchID, Face ID and Siri Assistant to the iPhone.
The iPhone arrived here a little later, and the first one I personally used was the iPhone 3GS, bought on a subscription for 99 kuna. After that, I used the iPhone 4 for a few years, after which I moved to Android Camp and never came back, but you never know.
iPhone 14 Pro sounds more and more tempting to me…