Apple is celebrating ten years since its late founder Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone. The then-CEO of the California company revealed the smartphone at the Macworld event on January 9th 2007.
In the decade since its launch, the iPhone has seen off the likes of Nokia and BlackBerry and became one of the world’s bestselling smartphones.
In a statement to mark the anniversary, Apple’s current CEO Tim Cook said: “iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live.
“[It] set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”
Despite its pre-eminence, the past year has been a testing one for the iPhone. Sales dipped for the first time in 2016 and in some corners of the tech press the iPhone 7 was tagged a disappointingly minor update to its predecessor.
It’s believed that Apple will mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone’s launch with a major redesign.
Dubbed the iPhone 8, the new model is expected to feature a curved display and 3D dual lens camera, while ditching the old–style home button.