Released June 29, 2007, the first I Phone was the most anticipated gadget to hit the shelves in years.
Crowds flocked by the hundreds to the thresholds of Apple stores across the world to get their hands on the tech giant's first mobile phone. This new device was notable for its large touch screen designed solely for finger input.
Predecessors to the i Phone used a stylus, keyboard, or keypad with their touch screens. The back of this first generation edition was made of aluminum, with black plastic accent throughout the rest of the body. The retail cost originally started at $499 with a two-year contract.
The original i Phone was incapable of downloading third-party apps; the only apps available were the ones that came pre-installed on the phone.