June 29 marked the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. Introduced by Steve Jobs in January 2007, iPhone went on sale and changed the smartphone landscape forever.
While the hype is building up around the upcoming iPhone 8, let’s take a trip down a memory lane with the original iPhone prototypes. Apple employee Ken Kocienda took to Twitter to offer a look back at the first Apple smartphone, that quite frankly looked like a Palm devices.
As you can see in the pictures above, the devices are far cry from anything we’d see from the today’s smartphones. It’s a hint that how technology was dancing forward.
That first Apple phone boasted some impressive specs for its time, but today seems almost laughable. A 3.5-inch display at just 320×480, 128 MB of memory, and a 2.0 MP camera — not to mention a default storage size of just 4 GB.
“I kept those devices in my desk drawer for years,” . “When I left Apple, returning this hardware was tough, like saying goodbye to old friends.”
— Ken Kocienda
Kocienda, who just left Apple in early May, was with the company for an impressive 16 years, working on human interface design and (according to his own tweets) was involved in the development of the software keyboard that the iPhone became so well known for.