Eight years ago today (June 29th), is when Apple first released the original iPhone, the very first of it’s kind. The first iPhone didn’t support 3G networks and the App Store would follow a year later.
The first generation iPhone had 128MB of RAM , a 3.5-inch 480 by 320 display (with a resolution of 163ppi) and was available in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of storage. It was also sporting a 2-megapixel camera on the back. There was no front-facing camera and taking a “selfie” wasn’t a thing yet. One of Apple’s biggest sellers for the original iPhone was that it could load full web pages but using 2G networks (also called EDGE) and it would take about a minute to load up.
Other manufacturers attempted to make a “smartphone” but Apple is the one who cracked it.
It’ll only be a few short months before we see the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. They’ll probably have the latest and greatest in camera, screen and hardware technology. If Apple is going to follow the same release schedule as years past, then we’ll see the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus be announced and released sometime in September.
Who knows what smartphones will be like in 8, 10 or even 20 years from now. All we know is that the iPhone (or in some form) will still be around.