Ah, yes. It’s been five years since the first iPhone set the world on fire, and to put things in better perspective we have an awesome infographic to show you (below). Apple changed the game with the iPhone by making it cool to have an all touchscreen handset — doing away with the traditional physical keyboard (the industry standard at the time).
Now these additions have become standard protocol for all smartphones hitting today’s market. Apple continued to innovate by introducing stunning breakthroughs in the iPhone’s industrial design with better materials, size (thinness), and screen pixel density. The phone not only changed the way the world looks at a phone, it also changed Apple as a company generating $150 billion since its inception.
In 2007, the iPhone was miniscule to the Cupertino based company’s bottom line, now it accounts for 58 percent of the company’s cash flow — help making it the wealthiest company in the world. Take a look at the nicely put together Infographic of the uncanny rise of the iPhone.