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Snippet: A Lot Can Happen in a Decade ☇

Shared on March 6, 2018

Craig Hockenberry:

Whether you’re a developer who’s working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day. It’s the ten year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK.

I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. I know it changed mine and had a fundamental impact on this company’s business. So let’s take a moment and look back on what happened a decade ago.

There are a lot of links in this piece, many of which were difficult to resurrect on today’s web. Make sure you take the time to explore! I’ve also tried to avoid technical jargon, so even if you don’t know your Swift from a hole in the ground, you can still follow along.

It’s hard to believe how quickly time has flown, especially as I spent the first two years on the sidelines, heavily focused on the Mac and not able to justify a phone with a data plan. Even if you have no interest in development, it’s an interesting angle of the iPhone’s early days and the amount of research and work is impressive.

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