The iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary: what is my legacy?

it’s been 10 years that Steve Jobs presented my first camera. At the time, he seemed truly revolutionary under many aspects and the wow effect was at its peak. In hindsight, we notice that this smartphone announced before a future under the sign of high technology, as well as the advent of mobility is permanent.

contrary to what you may believe, the concept of smart phone already existed before the advent of the iPhone. Apple has not only upgraded but has also associated it the touchscreen capacitive and multitouch, which today is one of the basic concepts of this technology. In addition to the purely technological potential of the machine (processor, RAM etc), it is important to see the impact of this technology on our society.

What is the legacy of the first iPhone?

Steve Jobs, the Daddy of the device, had promised change and it was well below reality since we can see the legacy of this technology all around us. Certainly, it wasn’t right on the line (for example, he said that the stylus was not useful), but it has the merit of having proposed this “innovative machine”, which today is considered a pioneer of this technology.

So what is this legacy? When a product is impressive and has great potential in the market, well obviously attracts a lot of world and there are many who wish to take advantage of the opportunity. This new market has allowed the creation of Android who was in a very different logic since it is Open Source. It is always an Open Source project, you might say, but Google pulls strings so it’s somewhat questionable.

Google draws Apple wanting to manage the hardware and software of its smartphones

Internet Couple (who underwent him also to strong changes in recent years), it allows continuous to the network from your device, access wherever you are. In short, we entered the permanent mobility, phenomenon in double-sided that allows the best and the worst. I also wondered if smartphones are a social danger, the answer is more complicated than a “it depends how it is used” I.

The iPhone and Android devices

here we enter a quite heated debate that trolls highly appreciate because they can pour out their hate in the comments. Let’s avoid the debate “Is Android better than iOS?” and look instead at what made Apple today (“not much”, some think aloud). The iPhone have a major change every three years, but for me I haven’t noticed anything really new or revolutionary for already a long time. 

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the iPhone that Apple will present this year is supposed to be truly innovative, but the brand so accustomed us to “best”, “most innovative” superlatives and hype “is extraordinary” by presenting us with technically good but little surprising, devices that it is difficult to believe once again in a “revolutionary”. 

With my first iPhone, Apple was placed as a leader to dethrone and Android manufacturers engaged in the competition. Their competition energizes the market and allows many changes, but Apple has nevertheless kept its image as a precursor. It wasn’t the first maker to no longer offer of Mini-Jack cable, but when it is all talk and imitates the competition. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was also up on stage during the keynote in 2007 and had explained that the two giants were working together. The integration of maps or YouTube were at the time of the revolutionary features that, today, are part of the many applications that the strength of the operating system, as many Android and iOS.

What is interesting is that time passes and that the war of independence between manufacturers push them to opt for the model which has both been mocked: management of material production as much as software. To go even further, they could go even further in order to manage its depreciation (avoid the price drops with time). Therefore, it is not impossible to see some manufacturers offer smartphones to more than 800 euros and to find them at the same price a year later. 

Manufacturers and their users (or rather their followers?)

Like Samsung (to name one), Apple has kept a huge user base. Unlike what the urban legend, the customers are not all celebrities, nor of the ‘rich’ but many people like you and me, willing to pay the (exorbitant) price of an iPhone because they love as iOS that the devices themselves (or because they were told what it’s best). In General, it seems to be common today to swear loyalty to a company (in our case a phone manufacturer) and venerate its products. This part also of the legacy of Apple?

Whatever it is, you can (re) view the keynote of Apple of this first iPhone below.

what do you think Apple today? Is he still part of the big, according to you?

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