5 Years

Steve Jobs, January 9, 2007:

Today we’re introducing three revolutionary new products. 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, 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.”

Not only was this probably the best product introduction in history, but it’s not a stretch to say that this announcement singlehandedly drove the consumer electronics industry for the last half decade and spawned the most successful phone ever made.

Watch the keynote on YouTube or from the Apple Keynotes podcast (requires iTunes).

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