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So this week saw the 10 year anniversary of the announcement of the first iPhone. πŸŽ‰ Yes, we didn't get an SDK until a year later, but it's still worth celebrating this event as something that has changed all of our lives. Whether you built a new chapter of your career on it or just dabbled, if you're still subscribed here it's had a big impact on you.

The (relatively) old stories about that keynote are making the rounds again, but they're great so it's worth giving them another read, but there's also a few new tidbits that have surfaced as well. For example, I'd never seen this click wheel prototype before and while it may look ridiculous now, just remember what mobile operating systems looked like at the time, and what Apple's only other hand held product UI was. It's not ridiculous that the first iPhone could have launched with something similar. What seems so obvious now, was almost certainly not as clear at the time.

I'm glad they didn't go with it though. 😬

Dave Verwer

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