Hard to believe 10 years ago Apple unveiled the Iphone. 10 years ago heading into that announcement no one really cared, Apple was making the Ipod and Mac desktops were still huge and the most popular phone was the Blackberry, I don’t even know if we were calling them smart phones at the time. Then Apple comes along and introduces the Iphone and the world goes upside down, the sky is up the ground is down cats and dogs living together in harmony kind of thing. The idea of using a touch screen was mind boggling. Microsoft had for years for example tried to get people hooked onto using touch screens for computers, we all laughed and shook our heads at that and even at the Iphone.
Flashforward 10 years and here we are now. People can’t picture living in a world with out a smart phone. That’s the thing to remember Apple just didn’t introduce the idea of a touchphone, surfing the internet and all those things we take for granted. they literally founded what has become the norm. Doesn’t matter if you like Apple or Google or whatever they all follow the same ideas and they’ve all come a long so very far in those 10 years. The smartphone as we know it now helped push things like Netflix and Spotify along.
The only real downside is that after 10 years this is really all we got. I mean we’ve got tablets now, which to be fair are just giant smartphones with out the ability to phone, and we’re slowly working towards self driving cars and the like but in the end the phone is still the most advanced thing we’ve got.