Sunday January 26, 2020

Apple's iPhone: The game changer

As the iPhone celebrates a decade in existence, let’s remind ourselves how Apple changed the game for handsets by creating a smartphone that was born to entertain

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

2nd July, 2017
Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone in January 2007 Pictures: Getty

The iPhone celebrated its tenth birthday last Thursday and the decade since its launch has seen the Apple handset change the global economy irreversibly.

Prior to the iPhone, there was no app economy, touch screens were far from de rigueur, and the largest business on the planet certainly wasn’t the one Steve Jobs had started.

“The iPhone dramatically changed the purpose of a handset. It’s one of the most obvious things to say...

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