Do you have a good iPhone story?
On the anniversary of the device’s launch, we’d like to hear it
The fate of Apple’s new Vision Pro “spatial computer,” which the company unveiled earlier this month, remains to be determined. But when Steve Jobs introduced another would-be game-changing product called the iPhone (you may have heard of it), on January 9, 2007, he called the device “revolutionary and magical,” and what easily could have been so much corporate hype turned out to be arguably an understatement.
Sixteen years later, what hasn’t the iPhone changed? From politics (the Arab Spring) to personal relationships (Swipe left, swipe right), the ubiquitous device (to date, more than 2.3 billion have been sold worldwide) has touched pretty much every area of our lives.
June 29 marks the anniversary of the day the first iPhones went on-sale. To mark the occasion, we’d like to hear your iPhone stories. They can be practical (like this insanely thorough guide written by Medium CEO, Tony Stubblebine, who ran the Medium productivity publication Better Humans at the time), serious (see: this or this), or funny (there’s a whole Reddit thread, of course, called “What’s the Worst Place You’ve Dropped Your Phone?”). It’s up to you: If you have something to say on the subject, we’d like to hear from you.
As for the details, tag your posts “iPhone Stories” and browse the tag page to read other contributors’ pieces. (New and previously published posts are both welcome.) We’ll feature a selection of your stories in a @Medium Staff list and in an upcoming email. We’ll also feature them on our social media channels, including our new Mastodon instance for Medium members, me.dm.
We look forward to hearing your stories!