The iPhone launched that following June, featuring a 3.5in screen (tiny by today's standards), service via AT&T's Edge network, a small lineup of apps (there was no App Store at the time), and a mere two-megapixel camera. Since then, Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones around the world and is basically defined by the iconic product category. In a press release marking the milestone on Sunday night, Apple said the product -- now in the form of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- remains as "the gold standard" used to judge all other phones, although critics are increasingly accusing the company of failing to innovate across its product lineup.
However, in a statement celebrating the occasion, CEO Tim Cook said, "The best is yet to come." Whatever exciting features the next generations of iPhones include -- wireless charging, facial recognition scanners, curved screens, etc. -- it's still pretty amazing to look back a decade ago when it all started.