5 Things Everyone Has Forgotten About the First iPhone

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The first or the ‘original’ iPhone was launched eight years ago in June, 2007. Responsible for about 90% of the profit of the smartphone industry annually now, iPhone toppled major brands like Nokia and Blackberry from their stable position in the industry eight years ago. With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch merely hours away, we decided to take a look at how the iPhone journey started for Apple. Here’s a look at what things looked like in 2007:

Hardware and Operating System:

It was a first of the eight generations of iPhones, and was a GSM device. The operating system was iOS 1. The rest of the hardware included a processor of 412MHz,  RAM 128MB and 4GB internal storage.

Steve Jobs holds up the 'original iPhone'

Steve Jobs holds up the ‘original iPhone’


It was the first break-through in the smartphone industry with its multi-touch display. It provided the template for pretty much all other smartphones that were developed over the subsequent years.

How it all began.

How it all began.


The fist iPhone sold about 270,000 handsets in its debut quarter in 2007. This is quite a contrast to the 74 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold in the past holiday quarter.


As absurd as the idea might sound now, the iPhone had no front camera or flash less than a decade ago. It’s hard to imagine the existence of a smartphone in the mainstream tech world without the existence of selfies. Back in the day, an iPhone with a rear camera of barely 2 MP was enough to sweep customers off their feet.


Siri, the intelligent personal assistant is a feature almost synonymous with iPhones now. An iPhone without Siri isn’t an iPhone at all. Therefore, it does sound like a parallel reality when we realise Siri was introduced as an iOS application available in the App Store as late as April, 2010, about three years post the launch of the first iPhone in 2007. Yes, there was a time when iPhones existed minus a digital voice assistant.

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Apple has come a long way from the summer of 2007. As the world braces itself for the 9th of September, we continue to keep you updated about all the latest developments. Watch this space for more!

Here’s a look at the specs of the first iPhone

Display TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Platform iOS, upgradable to iOS 3.1.3412 MHz ARM 11
Camera 2MP Primary
Memory 4/8/16 GB
 Battery  1400mAh internal Li-Ion Polymer
 Price  $399 (8GB)

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