June 29, 2017
Ten years ago, the world was a different place. Circuit City was still a store people actually went to, people rented movies at Blockbuster, and Facebook was barely used by anyone outside of a college dorm. And while many may not have realized that they were lining up for a life-changing device, the iPhone completely transformed the world as we know it today.
On June 29th, 2007, the iPhone was launched. While critics and skeptics believed it to be an overly complicated, design-focused bust, the scores of crowds lined up around the block at Apple Stores across the world begged to differ. The slim design, simple operating system, and perpetual internet connectivity allowed for unprecedented mobile engagement like never before. Granted, flip phones didn’t provide much competition, but still.
On the other hand, every revolutionary technological breakthrough has it’s downfalls. Whether it’s frayed charger wires or a lack of space, iPhone users are quick to criticize their favorite device, even on its birthday.
In honor of the iPhone’s 10th birthday, we have taken to Twitter to find everyone’s opinions about the world’s first smartphone in 140 characters or less. Take a look at some of our favorite relatable tweets about the iPhone and don’t forget to buy a cake!
People panicking and rushing to the Apple stores, until they realise that #iPhoneAt10 is celebrating the first phone and not a new model…
— Bennett Arron (@BennettArron) June 29, 2017
First generation iPhone: 5000 photo capacity
Latest generation iPhone :10 photo capacity
— WaYnE⚽️ (@wazza225) June 29, 2017
Apple, I still NEVER mean ducking. 10 years and autocorrect is still a complete aunt that can go to he'll.
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) June 29, 2017
The iPhone is finally old enough to get really into The Jerky Boys. #iPhoneAt10
— Tim Duffy™ (@TimDuffy) June 29, 2017
Is it really 10 years since we used have to just sit and think on the toilet?#iPhoneAt10
— Tim Reid (@timreid69) June 29, 2017
— thomas (@xTomBlythex) June 29, 2017
A music player, an internet explorer and a phone. 10 years of "An update to itunes is available" popups. #iPhoneAt10
— Mark Liversedge (@liversedge) June 29, 2017
3G –> 4 –> 5 –> 6S it's been quite a journey. tbh tho, i've gone thru 5x that amount in cute phone cases. #iPhoneAt10
— Moira Ann (@littlemissmoira) June 29, 2017
— boohooMAN (@boohooMAN) June 29, 2017
Well, it's been an interesting 10 years, hasn't it? #iPhoneAt10
— Jackmus Sandrop (@touleoneplathma) June 29, 2017
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