Friday, January 9, 2015

The first iPhone keynote was eight years ago today

On January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs took to the stage to announce the first iPhone, in a keynote that would revolutionize the industry and set the tone for every major tech announcement since.
On January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs took to the stage to announce the first iPhone, in a keynote that would....
Later reporting would reveal that the phone Jobs was using was a barely functional prototype, and many of the engineers were terrified it would fail in the middle of the demo — but the keynote is still a remarkable combination of vision, engineering, and stagecraft.
It's strange to think how fundamentally the technology world shifted over the course of an hour-long speech.