None of that pleased existing power users of the time.Nor did the absence of features like MMS (multi-media messaging), an exposed file system, copy and paste or any form of advanced text editing, and, critically to many, support for third party apps. It debuted at 9 for the 4GB and 9 for the 8GB model - on-contract.
And no operating system newer than i OS 3.1 will work on it.
This means that it can't run any major apps, including Facebook, Google Maps, and Spotify, since they all require at least i OS 7 to work properly.
The original i Phone, code named M68 and model number i Phone1,1, had a 3.5-inch screen at 320x480 and 163ppi, a quad-band 2G EDGE data radio, 802.11b.g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, and a 2 megapixel camera.
After setting up and knocking down everything from the physical keyboard and stylus pens that dominated Black Berry, Motorola, and Palm smartphones of the day, Jobs went over the multitouch interface that let the i Phone smoothly pinch-to-zoom, and the delightful interface that included touches like inertia and rubber banding in the scrolling, and the multitasking that let him move seamlessly from music to call to web to email and back.
Think about it: The i Phone was the first touchscreen smartphone.
Years from now, historians will likely look at it as something that marked a cultural turning point from a time when our cell phones were useful, but not essential, to a time when they became things that rarely left our hands. Our ways of communicating have shifted almost entirely from what they were like in a pre-smartphone world.
On January 9, 2007 the late Steve Jobs put sneaker to Macworld stage to give one of the most incredible keynote presentations of his life - a life filled with incredible keynotes - and in the history of consumer electronics. It was powered by an ARM-based Samsung 1176JZ(F)-S processor and Power VR MBX Lite 3D graphics, with an 1400 m Ah battery, and had 128MB of RAM on board, as well as 4GB or 8GB of NAND Flash storage.
There, he said he would be introducing a wide-screen i Pod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. The i Phone could also be charged - and synced to i Tunes - via the same 30-pin Dock connector as Apple's incredibly popular i Pod.
The first ever i Phone (2G) was unveiled 10 years ago and seemed like a futuristic device at the time, but it has come a long way since then.
The camera on the i Phone 2G was just 2-megapixels, compared to the 12-megapixel camera on the i Phone 7.
On September 5, 2007, at Apple's "The Beat Goes On" music event, Steve Jobs announced they were dropping the 4GB model entirely, and dropping the price of the 8GB model to 9.