June 29, 2007: Apple Releases 1st Gen iPhone (EDGE)
2007 – Apple stores open for the hundreds of people standing in line to get the 1st generation iPhone (aka iPhone EDGE). It was the first Smartphone with a multi-touch interface. 4 GB and 8 GB models on AT&T’s network running EDGE. Jobs later stated he didn’t put 3G into the phone because it took way too much battery life to run. The phone had an ARM1176JZF at 620 MHz and 128 MB of RAM.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 29
- Compuserve acquires TheSource, a major competitor
- Gigabit Ethernet standard is set
- Max Butler pleads guilty to stealing 2 million credit cards