Today marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, a device which has redefined the mobile phone and has helped Apple become the most valuable company in the world.
10 years ago today, late Apple founder and chief executive Steve Jobs stood on a stage in San Francisco and unveiled something that would change the way that we think of a mobile phone. Since then, Apple has sold more than one billion iPhones around the world.
The iPhone has certainly affected the way in which we work, emails are easily accessible through the phone and social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter allow us to communicate with our clients and customers much easier than ever before.
However, pressures from the likes of Samsung, Google HTC & Huawei have squeezed the popularity of the iPhone, as has the increase in higher quality budget and mid-range devices that undercut the iPhone and others on price.
Since its introduction in 2007, Apple have introduced 11 new generations of the iPhone, with redesigns included, such as the iPhone 6 plus, released in 2004, the first phone to feature a screen over five inches. It has also sparked the creation of the App store, which launched in 2008 and has since been at the heart of the creation of many highly successful mobile app businesses, including Angry Birds, Uber and Deliveroo.
Analysts have referred to the device as a cultural icon and most modern smartphones have been inspired by the iPhone in some form.
The next version of the iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled in September, has already been to feature a larger screen that covers the majority of the front of the device.