Although we’re a day late, 29 June 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the launching of the original Apple iPhone.* To honor this occasion, here are some useful links:
1. Tyler Cowen’s essay in praise of the iPhone: Put down the iPhone and appreciate its genius.
2. Adam Greenfield’s critique: A sociology of the smartphone.
3. Steve Jobs’s original iPhone presentation from January 2007.
* Full disclosure: I drafted this blog post on my Apple iPhone 5s. That I was able to access the Internet, link to various sources, and track down and post a picture — in a matter of minutes and on such a small and portable device — is remarkable.
Reblogged this on prior probability and commented:
The first iPhones were sold to the public on this day 15 years ago (June 29, 2007). We now take “smartphones” for granted, but are they more of a blessing or a curse? Either way, here is a smartphone addiction test: https://www.psycom.net/quizzes/phone-addiction-test.