The iPhone is turning 10 years old this week and we’re ready to celebrate with more coverage and insight than any Apple fanboy could ever want. Every day through June 29, we’ll be publishing a batch of stories focused on the greatest device Apple’s ever made.
Cult of Mac is collaborating with Wired UK for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. We’ll run down some of the device’s biggest innovations, failures and what’s in store for the future.
Check out what we’ve written so far:
Turn back the clock on the major milestones Apple achieved while developing and fine-tuning the iPhone on its path to global domination.
The iPhone wasn’t always as beautiful and easy to use as we know it to be now. In an excerpt from his latest book, Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, Leander Kahney reveals how Apple’s design team created the iPhone.
Not everyone was a believer in the iPhone when it was first unveiled by Steve Jobs. Many of Apple’s rivals dismissed the device only to see their businesses go belly up a few years later. Here are some of the worst iPhone predictions from 2007.
It seems like not a year goes by that Apple doesn’t suffer from some iPhone-related incident that turns into a WaterGate-sized conspiracy. Most of Apple’s problems have been overblown while some should have been prevented. With each mistake the iPhone’s only gotten better though.
Before going on to create his own company Nest, Tony Fadell worked with Steve Jobs to create the iPod and the iPhone. In an interview discussing the struggles to create a revolutionary device, Fadell revealed that Apple’s engineers took apart dozens of competitors’ smartphones to see how they tick.
As AI and smart devices start competing for out attention, the dominance of the iPhone may seem in jeopardy in the near future. Wired talked to some of the world’s top tech experts to see what they think the iPhone will look like in 10 years if it’s still around.
Apple sold fewer original iPhone units than any of the models that followed after it, which makes it something of a collectors item now among the Apple faithful. Even though the original iPhone is too underpowered to keep up in today’s world, people are still spending up to $20,000 on eBay for the chance to own Steve Jobs’ magical creation.
Photography has never been the same ever since smartphone cameras became ubiquitous. Apple wasn’t the first company to slap a camera on the phone, but it was the first company to combine a good smartphone camera with great software. Now the iPhone is the world’s most popular camera and it doesn’t look like it’ll lost its crown any year soon.
You don’t have to visit a Foxconn factory to see an iPhone built from scratch.
Visit China’s black market and you’ll meet traders with the components, tools, and know-how to build you a working handset for a fraction of the price you would pay Apple. The whole process is complete by the time you’ve finished your coffee.
Have a teenager who’s always wide-awake at night? Blame their iPhone.
One sleep researcher says that smartphone addiction is proving an additional delay to sleep onset, meaning some kids are only getting six hours of sleep a night. The result is chronic tiredness and poor school performance.
Over the past decade, the iPhone has changed pretty much everything, from communication and gaming to the way in which we consume news and pay for our groceries. But how has the device impacted the lives of tech titans?
Find out from Eben Upton, creator of Raspberry Pi; Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia; Tony Fadell, founder of Nest and “godfather” of the iPod, and more.