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Tech fans were excited about the release of the iPhone in 2007 – Deseret News

A look back at local, national and world events through the Deseret News archives.

On June 29, 2007, the first version of the iPhone was released. And there was great excitement in Utah.

And thanks to more than 2.3 billion iPhones sold since then, people are still excited about their devices.

This is not an advertisement for a particular brand of phone (I use an Android phone, albeit poorly), but rather a look back at device evolution over the past 20 years.

The project to develop the Apple smartphone began in 2004. In early 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the release of the first iPhone. Now the releases of new iPhones and iOS products have become major events.

“Hundreds of people who lined up to be the first to get their hands on Apple Inc.’s coveted iPhone are now show-offs and guinea pigs for the latest must-have piece of cutting-edge technology,” reported the Deseret News on June 29, 2007.

“The doors of the Apple and AT&T stores opened promptly at 6:00 p.m. EDT to cheers from employees and eager customers.”

Other headlines of the day, courtesy of the Deseret News archives, included:

“Enthusiastic customers are snapping up iPhones”

“Potential buyers plan their path to becoming iPhone owners”

“In our opinion, Apple has radically redefined the global economy”

“Quiz: How much do you know about the development of the iPhone?”

“The iPhone is a top secret gem for AT&T”

“Apple’s quarterly profit quintupled”

“Apple may have sold 700,000 iPhones, exceeding estimates”

“It was Steve Jobs’ ‘Zen-like’ mindset that kept Apple going”

“Not every Apple product was a success”

“From shared lines to online phones: An overview of the history of the telephone (It’s not your mother’s phone)”

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