Apple iPhones
The Apple iPhone through the years. Apple

To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the iPhone, let’s take a look at some interesting details about Apple’s ground-breaking smartphone that forever revolutionised the way people look at mobile devices. Here are 10 fun facts about the iPhone.

No. 1 - Apple iPhone 10th anniversary fun facts

January 9, 2007 was the day Steve Jobs introduced the device that would ultimately change the landscape of the mobile phone industry. “Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes the world,” said the Apple CEO in his trademark black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers as he announced the first iPhone during that year’s Macworld trade show. “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” he further prophesised.

No. 2 - 10 fun facts about the Apple iPhone’s first 10 years

Apple Computer decided to change its name to Apple Inc. the day it launched the iPhone as an indication that the company didn’t want to be known solely for its popular chain of Macintosh computers. It was time to move on, and the iPhone certainly moved the company to the right direction as its flagship device.

Steve Jobs introducing the first iPhone
“Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” declared Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007 as he introduced the iPhone to the world. Apple

No. 3 - Apple iPhone 10th anniversary fun facts

Speaking of moving on, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller gave out an odd response to why the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus had to abandon the 3.5 mm headphone jack. “The reason to move on: courage. The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us,” said Schiller. Needless to say, he was roasted endlessly on the Internet after making the statement.

No. 4 - 10 fun facts about the Apple iPhone’s first 10 years

The iPhone is now Apple’s primary money maker. The iPhone accounts for almost 60 percent of the tech giant’s US$47 billion (AU$64 billion) third quarter revenue last year. In a span of three months, the iPhone generated over US$28 billion (AU$38 billion) for Apple.

No. 5 - Apple iPhone 10th anniversary fun facts

The four mobile phone brands that had the most popular handsets before the first iPhone was launched – Palm, Motorola, Nokia and BlackBerry – have all been left for dead after 10 years as the iPhone dominated the competition. Nokia had a failed partnership with Microsoft, Motorola is now owned by Lenovo, Palm is no longer in the smartphone business and BlackBerry announced last year that it would likewise stop manufacturing smartphones.

For nos. 6 to 10, go here: 10 fun facts about the iPhone’s first 10 years (Part 2 of 2)