Still, creating a software keyboard on an iPhone wasn’t an easy task, especially when the early prototype units don’t look at all comfortable to use in general.
It’s officially the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone launching, and so people are reminiscing, including one of the individuals tasked with creating the original device’s software keyboard.
If you’re curious what they might look like, Ken Kocienda (who created the software keyboard for the iPhone) took to Twitter to talk about the early prototype units — and even share what they looked like.
Last year, it was announced that Apple would launch an iOS developer academy in Naples, Italy.
Jackson tweeted out, “Congratulations [champagne emoji] to the first ever graduating class of the Apple Developer Academy in Naples.”
The iOS Developer Academy program is hosted out of the University of Naples Federico II, which is the oldest public university in the world.
Apple’s Vice President Lisa Jackson was on hand during the graduation, too, welcoming a brand new slate of iOS developers into the world.
Ten years ago on this very day, the world changed forever as the original iPhone went on sale in the US. Apple had originally unveiled the original iPhone earlier in the year at the Macworld Expo 2007 held on January 9, 2007.
Ironically, while it is tough to imagine an iPhone today without an App Store — which has also started contributing to Apple’s revenue in a significant manner now, the original iPhone launched without an App Store.