Apple put a dent in the mobile planet when it introduced the original iPhone back in 2007, so how does that iconic device compare with the iPhone X the company hopes will define the next ten years of mobile device evolution? I’ve been having a few thoughts about the original iPhone and how it compares to the iPhone X.
Reinventing the phone
Steve Jobs called iPhone 2007 an “iPod, a phone and an Internet communicator”.
It introduced a touch-based user interface, a unique rounded corner design, a 2-megapixel camera and a 320-x-480 pixel TFT display.
These days the three functions Jobs described as being so critical to the device remain, supplemented (on the utility side) by enterprise-focused productivity functions, cloud services, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and streaming service capabilities. The iPhone OS has gone through a decade of change, from the closed iPhone 1 to the powerful iOS 11 system.