Seven years ago today, Steve Jobs stepped onto the stage at Macworld to introduce the iPhone. In a keynote I’ll always remember watching, Jobs stated that he was going to introduce three things: an iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. And that they were all one device.
Now, we live in a completely different world because of it. Almost every smartphone we have today is a touch screen. Various parts of the computer industry have been influenced by it, and we have advanced far into the future.
I’m typing this out on my iPad, which runs on the same core software that the iPhone does. The iPad has become the everyday computer for the average user, because it does things in a very simple way. Standalone cameras have basically become obsolete because of the majority of people having amazing quality cameras on their phones. GPS systems in our cars have been replaced by apps. Even making phone calls on our smartphones has changed because of things like instant messaging, FaceTime, and other ways to instantly connect with anyone and everyone around you.
Because of the iPhone, we live in a constantly connected world. Who would’ve known that 7 years ago, things would have changed so much.