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iPhone 10th anniversary: Looking back at iPhone 1

Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV) Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV)
Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV) Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV)
Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV) Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV)
Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV) Iphone 1 vs. Iphone 7(Source: KLTV)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

2007 gave us many interesting things: the last Harry Potter book came out, Donald Trump was on World Wrestling Entertainment, and Spider Man 3 was a top movie. 2007 also gave us the first iPhone.

A lot has changed since then, and that includes our cell phones.

Thursday the iconic iPhone turns 10. It's the phone that changed the way we look at technology. We got our hands one of the first iPhones so we could take a look back what's improved and what we may want to leave in the past.

An iPhone ringing is the sound we've all come to love...or hate...and it all started with the iPhone 1. In Jeff Schubert's hands lies technological history… a very slow piece of technological history.

"It's been a couple of years since I plugged it in and turned it on," says Schubert.

Schubert is a senior software developer at Genesis, a tech company in Tyler, and he's also an Apple enthusiast.

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, announced the iPhone in January of 2007. It was a moment that catapulted Jeff and all of us into a new technological world.

"He kind of did this buildup; it's a phone, it's an iPod, it's an internet communications device," says Schubert. "And everybody was just blown away. It didn't make sense at the time."
 
The iPhone 1 is dwarfed in size when compared to the newest iPhone 7 Plus. 

"Fits on top of the screen, (the) 7 plus screen," says Schubert. 

The iPhone 1 held a lot of current and important staples like maps.

"It was a very big deal," says Schubert “Back in the day it was Mapquest.”

It also helped improve photography, as time went on video and different camera modes were added. Third party apps that we’ve all come to love have also come into play because of the iPhone. The phone also helped create new staples, like ‘Facetime,’ a video chat feature that many use for business or family communication.

The first generation iPhone was discontinued in 2008 and millions of units were sold. Jeff says he purchased his for four hundred dollars, but now, some iPhone ones are currently being sold online for up to four thousand dollars.

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