10 ways Steve Jobs’ iPhone changed everything

“Ten years ago, Nokia was the world’s largest phone maker. Microsoft was gearing up to launch Windows Vista,” Shara Tibken writes for CNET. “And the best new products at CES included a wireless TV and an MP3 player that streamed internet radio.”

“Then, on Jan. 9, 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a device that went on to change the world — a $499 iPhone that came with 4GB of storage. It was a mobile phone, a music player and an Internet device,” Tibken writes. “‘iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone,’ Jobs said at the time.”

“Since then, Apple has sold more than 1.2 billion iPhones and has become the most profitable public company in the world. Copycat phones from companies like Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Xiaomi proliferated across the globe, and now even people in places without steady electricity have smartphones,” Tibken writes. “‘It’s difficult to understate [the iPhone’s] impact,’ Reticle Research analyst Ross Rubin said. ‘The ripples it has created affect wide swaths of our lives.'”

10 ways Steve Jobs’ iPhone changed everything:
1. We’re always on
2. Tablets, watches and headphones, oh my
3. The key to appiness
4. Everyone’s a shutterbug
5. Livin’ live
6. Putting the digits in digital
7. You are here
8. Gaming goes to the next level
9. Cash ain’t king
10. But wait — there’s more

All X points above elucidated in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The Fragmandroid settlers are in for a rude awakening this week as the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of The Jesus Phone is marked. That’s right fragtards, you stuck yourselves with inferior, insecure, copycat clones.

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

Apple reaps 106% of smartphone industry profits – November 21, 2016
Google announces Google-branded iPhone knockoffs, again – October 4, 2016
Why Google really, truly, deeply hates Apple – May 30, 2014
Prior to Steve Jobs unveiling of Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android didn’t support touchscreen input – April 14, 2014
Before iPhone, Google’s plan was a Java button phone, Android docs reveal – April 14, 2014
How Google reacted when Steve Jobs revealed the revolutionary iPhone – December 19, 2013
Apple to ITC: Android started at Apple while Andy Rubin worked for us – September 2, 2011


    1. Some changes were in things we mostly ignored or didn’t want to have with us as they were cumbersome.

      Add up all the volume & weight of the following “old” 10 items.

      1. Compass
      2. LED light on our keychain (one more ‘thingy’)
      3. Alarm clock
      4. stopwatch/timer
      5. Reminders/Notifications
      6. Notes/Sketchpad
      7. Address/Phone book
      8. Street Maps/Books
      9. Wired earphones for music
      10. Voice recorder

      1. The article does limit itself to Android as does the website where it’s posted.

        But IMHO, Android phones consist of the lowest quality ‘smart’phones at any period of time. So, consider this article to also qualify as the WORST ‘smart’phones in total.

        Well done ShamScum.

      2. The sad part of it is Wall Street believes Android will be the winning platform and the iPhone will be put to rest. No one cares if the iPhone OS is kept up to date while Android OS is a fragmented mess. All that matters to Wall Street is Apple simply isn’t selling enough iPhones and the market share percentage continues to fall. It’s not about how good a platform is, it’s all about who wins with the highest market share percentage. Wall Street loves companies selling cheap, low-quality products. Hopefully, they’ll break and consumers will have to buy more units a lot sooner. Cheap junk is good for the sales business. India is going to be a great place to sell $50 to $100 smartphones. iPhones will be rarer than hen’s teeth in India so more doom and gloom in store for Apple in 2017.

        Do we ever hear about Alphabet or Microsoft being doomed? Heck, no. Only Apple is given that moniker. Tim Cook doesn’t care. He doesn’t seem to be doing anything to change that tune. Why did Apple let Siri become a second-class citizen to Alexa? It’s a monumental disgrace for a company with mountains of cash.

        There are no salary cuts in order for Jeff Bezos, Satya Nadella, Sergey Brin and Larry Page or Mark Zuckerberg. No, the only pay cut is for Tim Cook, the incompetent.

        1. Well with Apple making over 100% of smart phone profits it’ll be awhile. Apple needs to pay more attention to Macs and other issues like software and the Apple TV (4K anyone?). I have no complaints about my Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Lovin’ it in fact.

          1. To what purpose?

            I liked Apple when it made less profit but made more new products and sold them at more reasonable prices.

            All the money Cook is hoarding hasn’t done much for investors either. Maybe Apple should spend less time gloating over iOS store sales and put that money into something useful for its users and investors.

    1. Wow, those are some horrible looking designs!
      I can see some people looking at those like candy and then hating themselves the next morning when they realize what they were going to be stuck with for the next couple of years.

  1. 10 ways Steve Jobs’ iPhone changed everything for the worst.

    (the following are not relegated solely to Apple’s iPhone, or smart phones, or dumb phones in general, but just how any mobile phone has really degraded human decency, and grated my nerves pet peeves)

    1. Selfies.
    2. texting while driving.
    3. talking on phone while checking out at store register or ordering at the fast food counter.
    4. using it to call home for your grocery store shopping list while going up and down each aisle.
    5. allowing it to raise your voice decibel as if you have to yell into your phone because the person is ten miles away. That or self aggrandizement. Either way, I don’t want to hear you conversation.
    6. sexting. Thanks for giving us Anthony Weiner.
    7. when someone is in need of help, the phone gets whipped out before rendering aid.
    8. Recording police at every little instance while having nothing recorded on the event that caused them to be out there in the first place.
    9. Instagram, SnapChat, FaceBook Live.
    and number ten…
    10. Being robbed of your iPhone by some worthless punk or watch a smash and grab or flashmob invasion of an Apple store for some thug(s) to make off with the show room floor model iPhones.

    Bonus – The fact that mobile at Apple has superseded Apple’s attention away from making computers.

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