Merakyat.org – The iPhone turns 16 today, and it’s a great opportunity to look back at how it has changed the tech industry.
The iPhone was introduced in 2007, and its impact on the market was immediate. It wasn’t just a revolutionary phone: it also had a significant impact on the tablet market. The iPad, which was introduced in 2010, was based on the design and technology of the iPhone, and it quickly became the leading tablet in the world.
The experience that Apple gained while designing iPhone chipsets also led them to break away from Intel and switch their Macs to ARM-based chips. This move has greatly improved performance of Macs, and it’s a testament to the significant impact that iPhones have had on Apple’s product lineup.
The iPhone’s influence extends far beyond just tablets and computers though; it’s also the heart of a rich ecosystem of accessories like headphones and smartwatches which bring in billions of dollars each quarter.