Steve Jobs

10 years of iPhone: Apple proved a phone can change the world

10 years of iPhone: Apple proved a phone can change the world

Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple's bag of technological tricks.

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Jobs declared as he paced across a San Francisco stage.

It obviously wasn't an empty boast. We all know now that Jobs' “magical product” has reshaped culture, shaken up industries, put computers in billions of pockets and made it possible to do just about anything with a few taps on a screen. Besides its 3.5-inch touch screen, the first iPhone featured a browser for on-the-go Web surfing and built-in apps...

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