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How the world reacted to the first iPhone 10 years ago

As we enter 2017, it’s worth reflecting on the fact that the modern smartphone era is just 10 years old – the original iPhone being released in 2007.

Smartphones moved from a seeming novelty to ubiquity in just a few short years. Apple, meanwhile, went from relative obscurity to the most valuable company in the world while Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows phone collapsed.

Disruptive tech moves mighty fast.