The first iPhone was released 14 years ago in the United States, Apple: a first generation iPhone sold 190,000 auction dollars, a record – Le Parisien

Apple: a first generation iPhone sold $ 190,000 at auction, a record

For the record, Apple presented the original iPhone a few months before the American market release. THE January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs went on stage to present a device that combined Internet access, mobile telephony and musical listening during the 2007 Macworld conference. On stage, the legendary founder of Apple presented a barely functional iPhone prototype.

The first iPhone was released 14 years ago in the United States

The first iPhone was marketed in the United States 14 years ago. Despite its faults, the Apple smartphone quickly established itself as the new market reference. Years later, the iPhone continues to unleash crowds and welcomes 1 billion active users worldwide.

iPhone 2007 outing

On June 29, 2007, Apple marketed the first iPhone on the American market. Propose at the starting price of $ 499, The phone (also called iPhone 2G or iPhone Edge) caused a real craze with technology enthusiasts. However, the first iPhone of the name suffered from a handful of limitations. At the time, there was no App Store and the smartphone only worked on the network of the American operator at & t.

For the record, Apple presented the original iPhone a few months before the American market release. THE January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs went on stage to present a device that combined Internet access, mobile telephony and musical listening during the 2007 Macworld conference. On stage, the legendary founder of Apple presented a barely functional iPhone prototype.

Back on the launch of the iPhone 1

The first iPhone is the culmination ofA long research and development process whose total cost is estimated at $ 150 million. During this research phase, Steve Jobs and its teams imagined several different designs for the terminal, including the integration of a wheel similar to that of the iPod. For his part, Apple’s marketing chief campaigned for the iPhone to look like a blackberry with a physical keyboard. Steve Jobs, convinced of the future of the touch screen, did not give in.

The first iPhone shaped the entire mobile telephony market, which was then dominated by phones with a physical keyboard. At the admission of Chris Desalvo, one of the first Android software engineers, the presentation of the iPhone forced the Android development team to “start again from scratch”.

A few months after his arrival on the American market, The iPhone entered France on November 27, 2007. In France, the smartphone has generated contrasting reactions. Many media have welcomed the device with skepticism. “Revolutionary in terms of touch screen, navigation and design, it is still technically limited for purists of mobile telephony” Estimated Liberation in particular.

In 2007, Apple sold 1.9 million iPhone worldwide. Since the launch of the first generation, the group has sold more than 1.7 billion phones. The iPhone currently has 1 milllards of active users worldwide, up 20 to 30 million every year.

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Apple: a first generation iPhone sold $ 190,000 at auction, a record

One of the first copies of Apple smartphone was auctioned this Sunday in the United States for a record sum, thanks to the rarity of the proposed model.

The ex-CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, presented on January 9, 2007 in San Francisco the very first iPhone, before its marketing in June. AFP/Tony Avelar

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