It has officially been a decade since the Apple iPhone began its reign of dominance over the smartphone world. When Steve Jobs introduced it in 2007, not many people could have predicted how big of an impact the iPhone would have on the world 10 years later. The amusing part about it all is that the iPhone really hasn't changed that much over the years.
Yeah, the iPhone has varied in size, we've gotten new colors, and technology has continued to improve. Those features have enhanced the user experience, but the core functionality of the smartphone has remained mostly unchanged and still sets the bar for today’s newly developed mobile devices.
The iPhone stays true to itself.
This could be viewed as a bad thing, but in my opinion the familiarities that can be traced back from the current version back to the very first model is what keeps many iPhone fanatics happy. The fact that the design has withstood the test of time this long proves that Apple developed the perfect smartphone 10 years ago.
One button is all we ever needed.
Physical buttons take up valuable real estate on touch screen phones, but the iPhone never had that problem. From the beginning the home button has been a staple on the phone and has continued to evolve over the years to improve functionality. Now almost every other smartphone developers have made similar moves.
The OS Looks pretty much identical.
Going from one iPhone to the next is never a shock. Even if you were using the very first iPhone from 10 years ago, going to today's iPhone 7 would be an easy transition and any adjustment that you have to make would be a welcomed compromise.