In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the revolutionary iPhone and this is how he introduced it: "Every once and awhile a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. Apple has been very fortunate; it's been able to introduce a few of these into the world. In 1984 we introduce the Macintosh. It didn't just change Apple it changed the whole computer industry. In 2001, we introduced the first iPod and it didn't just change the way we all listened to music, it changed the entire music industry. Well, today, we're introducing three revolutionary products of this class. The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough Internet Communications device. So three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device. An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator; an iPod, a phone … are you getting it? These are not three separate devices. This is one device. And we are calling it: iPhone." And revolutionary it was. Anyone who saw the 2007 Steve Jobs keynote will never forget that day.
Apple Receives a Granted Design Patent for the Original 2007 iPhone
The US Patent and Trademark Office have granted Apple a design patent for the original 2007 iPhone. The late Steve Jobs is credited as one of the inventors.
Apple credits the late and great Steve Jobs and his enlightened engineering team consisting of Jonathan Ive, Bartley Andre, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Rohrbach, Douglas Satzger, Calvin Seid, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang, and Rico Zorkendorfer.
Three Cheers go out to Apple, the late Steve Jobs and the Crazy Ones of Cupertino who made this magic come to market. Every other smartphone that has since come to market mimics it in some shape or form. The iPhone: An Apple original.
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