Five years ago this week, the first iPhone went on sale in the U.S. According to a recent FierceWireless article, Apple has sold more than 218 million devices to date.
As editor Philip Goldstein points out, “What made the iPhone an iconic device was the simplicity of the user interface, the intuitive nature of its design and the way in which it seamlessly married sophisticated industrial hardware design with software that–in the words of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs–just worked.”
I’m convinced that the iPhone will continue to improve. With the 4S being the latest model, the 5 is rumored to make it’s debut later this year.
This got me thinking about my past wireless life (especially in the last five years). In 2007, I had the Motorola KRZR (KRZY, I know), followed by the BlackBerry Pearl, Curve and then the iPhone 3GS. Last year I upgraded to the iPhone 4 and cannot imagine my life without this device. I couldn’t agree more with Goldstein (and Jobs) – it just works.
Has your wireless life changed drastically over the past five years?
If you’re currently not an iPhone user, will you make the switch when the 5 is released?