On this date in 2007, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled an item that would soon become one of the most beloved pieces of technology in the world.
The Apple iPhone was introduced at the MacWorld 2007 event just six years after the iPod was first released and changed the music industry.
Jobs' presentation was historic, showing off his trademark humor and ingenuity and that black turtleneck sweater.
"Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone," he said, pointing to a classic iPod with a rotary dial.
The presentation, available widely on YouTube, is like watching the future being born in front of you. Hearing tech bloggers marvel at things that are now boringly ordinary is worth the hour running time.
The phone was so ahead of its time that the app store wasn't opened until the next year in 2008.
We act like everyone loved the piece of glass, metal, and plastic but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was one of the most vocal skeptics. He's since sorta changed his mind.
Jobs, who died in Oct. 2011, probably had an inkling that the iPhone would become an indispensable tool for techies but we doubt that he could have ever imagined the impact it would ultimately have.
We do everything with our smartphones. You're likely reading this on yours.
For some, the iPhone is the first thing we see when we wake up and the last thing we touch before finally going to sleep. Some of us likely fall asleep with it in our hands.
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