This weekend has been 12 years since the launch and sale of the first iPhone model. It is the device that forever changed the market for smartphones and laid the foundations for a future that we still enjoy today.
Since then the iPhone has undergone many changes, from a 3.5-inch screen to 6.5 of the iPhone XS Max, from 11.6 mm thick to the current 7.7 and a 2 MP camera to two cameras of 12. However, the launch of the first iPhone can be considered historical because, until that day nobody had queued to acquire a technological product, Apple has made this look normal over time.
A historic launch
Apple started selling the original iPhone on June 29, 2007, although it was presented on January 9 of that same year, and long queues snaked around the US Apple Store full of excited and impatient users to acquire that wonder. The first iPhone started at $ 499 and was only compatible with the AT & T operator.
In this video that we share with you we can see how the environment was on that day near the Apple Store:
As you can see in the video, there were people waiting more than two days in line to get an iPhone, the expectation for a device of this style had never been so high despite the criticism received by the competition.
Perhaps the best known was that of Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft at the time, the response was to laugh and point out that the lack of a keyboard meant that the iPhone would not be attractive for the company. He predicted that Apple could get 2% to 3% of the market, he was mistaken, it is clear, he himself has recognized it.
Apple manages to sell 1.4 million iPhones from June until the end of 2007, reaching 11.63 million iPhones in 2008. Undoubtedly it was a historic moment that marked the future of Apple itself and the industry.