The iPhone Turns 15 Today—Here’s How It Changed Us

From a Wall Street Journal story by Joanna Stern headlined “The iPhone Turns 15 Today. Here’s How It Changed Us”:

On June 29, 2007, the original iPhone went on sale, igniting the smartphone revolution.

Sure, smartphones such as the BlackBerry Curve and the Samsung BlackJack existed, but they were saddled with plastic keyboards and were meant—at least primarily—for boring old emails. Apple’s touch-enabled piece of glass and metal was different.

In fact, it’s probably hard for you to remember the days when your “phone”—if we should even call them that—wasn’t able to immediately summon a car, snap a professional-looking portrait or bring up a pack of your closest friends on a video call?