Brilliant iPhone Infographic showing the history of the iPhone since it was released 5 years ago. Early adopters ogled its touchscreen interface and poked at little icons. Today, the smartphone and touchscreen concept is totally mainstream thanks in large part to the iPhone’s overwhelming success and iconic design. Arguably, the iPhone was the beginning of the mobile revolution.
The device revolutionized Apple itself. iPhone sales were a tiny slice of Apple pie in 2007. In 2012, it accounts for 58% of the company’s revenue (which, overall, has skyrocketed, thanks to a culture of iTunes and apps propagated by the iPhone) — check out Apple by the Numbers.
Sales of the iPhone (and its related services and accessories) even trump the revenue of entire companies like Microsoft and Disney. It’s no wonder that Apple is consistently a front-runner for the most valuable company in the world by market cap.