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Happy Birthday iPhone

June 30, 2014

Nigel Chew

It was in June 29, 2007, when people first began lining up in droves outside Apple Stores to be among the first to own a revolutionary device that would later shape the landscape for smartphones. Yes, it was the iPhone.

Things were so different back then. The few smartphones being sold in the market had but small screens and hardware keyboards, locked the web in WAP and proxy, with no real apps to speak of. The iPhone was not only a breath of fresh air, but an out of this world experience.

Capacitive touch technology that really felt like direct manipulation, inertial scrolling and rubber banding, pinch-to-zoom and cover-flow made interacting with your phone an experience never seen before. And for the first time ever, the world experienced the Internet in all its glory.† To say that the iPhone changed everything isnít quite a hyperbole. It is simply to recognise the impact it has had on shaping the smartphone landscape for years to come.

To Steve Jobs and everyone who has made it all happen, thank you, and Happy Birthday, iPhone!

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Source: Mobile 88 Online (Malaysia)

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