The first iPhone was a miracle.
Before the iPhone came out, smart phones were clunky devices, half keyboard and half screen.
Full websites didn't run on mobile phones, so companies were forced to build weak, mobile versions of their sites.
The iPhone changed everything.
And yet, the iPhone experience we all enjoy today didn't happen overnight. It took years of Apple adding feature upon feature. By today's standards, the original iPhone was a useless brick.
As a reminder of how far the iPhone has come, we've put together this slideshow on how the first iPhone was pretty crappy.
There's an important lesson here: People tend to quickly judge products on what they can and cannot do, while failing to account for how the product improves over time. As the iPhone shows, it's okay to start with limitations and gradually expand the product over the years.
When Apple releases its next major product, be it iWatch, or a television, keep this in mind.Yes, the original iPhone was a miracle. As a reminder, here's what the competition looked like at the time.
Now, that said, it's fun to look back and see how much really basic stuff was missing from the first iPhone.
It ran on EDGE, or 2G wireless, which is painfully slow. It's basically dial-up speed.
That 2G connection was extra painful because AT&T was the only carrier option available. And AT&T had its problems (like dropped calls).
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