Today iPhone celebrates its sixth birthday. On January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple smartphone to the public at the MacWorld Conference & Expo. On June 29, 2007 first iPhone went on sale.
In 2008, iPhone got second place in the rank of the most useful up-to-date technologies according PCWorld edition.
Interesting that at the conference D: All Things Digital 2010 hosted by World Street Journal Steve Jobs said that he launched an idea of tablet first that later brought the idea of creating iPhone.
«I’ll actually tell you kind of a secret. I actually started on a tablet first. I had this idea of being able to get rid of the keyboard, type on a multitouch glass display. And I asked our folks could we come up with a multitouch glass display. That we can type on it, rest my hands on and actually type on it. And about six months later, they called me in and showed me this prototype display. And I gave it to one of our other really brilliant UI folks. And he called me back few weeks later and he had inertial scrolling working. When I saw the rubber band, inertial scrolling and few the other things, I thought, ‘my God, we can build a phone out of this!’ And I put the tablet project on the shelf. Because the phone was more important. And we went to work the next several years on the iPhone», - Steve Jobs said.
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