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More Than 180 Billion Apps Downloaded: Celebrating 10 Years Of The iPhone

Can you picture a world without the iPhone? Neither can we. BlackBerry, Palm Treo, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices were all great for business use when the iPhone debuted, but Apple's first smartphone had something its competitors lacked.

Partners may recall that Apple's iPhone wasn't taken seriously by business users at first. In the past 10 years, its evolved before our eyes and has helped us become more efficient, crank through tasks at work, and stay connected.

It hasofficiallyestablished itself as a must-have accessory for our everyday lives.

The iPhone was a real, accessible mobile computing platform, and the ecosystem that supported it helped the pioneering smartphone remain an enduring part of the tech landscape. More than 180 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since it opened in 2008.

Now 500 million unique customers visit the Apple app store every week. Even 10 years after changing mobile computing forever, the iPhone hasn't stopped evolving. The latest iPhone 7s have processing performance 120 times faster the original iPhone that went on sale a decade ago.

Entire companies now run on smartphones and our world would be a much different place if everyone had stuck to their Palm Treos. Do you remember a world without the iPhone?

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