10 years ago, it couldn't send photos, had no flash and couldn't record videos. And you could only get it on AT&T. The iPhone has certainly come a long way.
The history of iPhone began with a request from inventor Steve Jobs to Apple Inc.'s engineers, asking them to investigate the use of touchscreen devices and tablet computers (which later came to fruition with the iPad). ... Its form factor is credited to Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Ive.
People waiting to buy the iPhone upon release in New York City, June 29, 2007