iPhone Celebrates 5th Year
In 2007, the first iPhone went on sale. People camped out at Apple stores to get a hold of the luxury mobile device and be part of history. Five years since the first iPhone was released, CNN is featuring a story citing the ways the iPhone revolution changed people’s lives.
To date, there are more than 215 million iPhones sold and we see them used by construction workers to read blueprints, doctors to diagnose patients, governments to improve services, and parents to tame their kids in public places.
Despite the lack of physical keyboard, present in most top-selling mobile devices, iPhone still made it big even to people who are used to typing their messages in numerical keypads. Technophobes, kids, and even senior citizens seem to quickly learn how to use it. The touchscreen feature became a hit, and soon several other mobile phone manufacturers found themselves developing touchscreen devices.
The revolution of iPhone also paved the way for the rise of mobile apps. Though the original iPhone device has built-in Apple apps for checking the Internet, weather, e-mail, text, stocks, calendars, and the time. But still, people can’t get enough of iPhone apps and developers never seem to run out of ideas. When the App Store opened, iPhone users gained access to tons of well-designed third-party apps. These days, iPhone users can sync shopping list, make restaurant reservations, look for jobs, create novelty items, track goals, and so forth.
The iPhone also ushered an age of all Internet. More and more people are now using their iPhones to browse the web and do their shopping. It provided users instant access to a multitude of ways to communicate: texts, e-mail, Twitter, Instagram, Grindr, Foursquare, Facebook, FaceTime.
With an iPhone in tow, it’s clearly a lot easier to stay in touch with friends, family, and everyone else across the globe. Our means of communication have become fun and a lot more exciting.